The next series I’m writing about is called the Ruby Redfort books by Lauren Child, author of Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean. The first book in the series is Look into my Eyes about a young girl named Ruby Redfort (no ordinary kid) who is a talented code breaker and now, a secret agent… (buy the book here)
When a strange new butler appears at the Redfort’s doorstep,* named Hitch, Ruby is suspicious. A man with a fancy grey car who is just willing to help around the house is not any ordinary butler. But when Ruby discovers he’s a secret agent who works at an organisation called Spectrum, everything fits into place. Top boss of Spectrum, LB, has been watching Ruby and believes she can pull off being an agent. Hitch acts as Ruby’s ‘babysitter’ whilst she’s on the job, but he also does other various butler activities and tasks. Ruby is told not to blab to anyone about Spectrum but she couldn’t hold it in for one person… her best friend Clancy Crew. Ruby is set to work on a project of reading files about a secret case, you’ll have to read the book to find out what it is…
Lauren Child’s previous series was Clarice Bean in which Lauren introduces the famous spy, Ruby Redfort as Clarice’s idol in some way and I felt that the Ruby Redfort books would be a very interesting, and they are. I enjoy those spy/mystery solving books a lot so these ones are right up my street, do you think they’re right up yours?
Simi Star rating: **** (4 stars)