When Ruby was a baby her mother made her a beautiful patchwork quilt to keep her safe and warm. But Ruby's quilt also has the special ability to take her on a magical adventure where Ruby must defeat the scary serpent that is terrorising a local island's inhabitants. Join Ruby and Besty on this fantastic adverture, lovingly illustrated by the award-winning Alison Lester.
Alison Lester is one of Australia s most popular children s authors and illustrators. She began illustrating children s books after she had her first child, and today has illustrated more than 25 books for children. Alison has won several awards for her writing and illustrating, including the 1989 CBC Honour Book Award for The Journey Home, and Best Designed Children s Book for Rosie Sips Spiders. When Frank Was Four reached number one in the bestseller list and was also a CBC Notable Book. Alison lives on a farmlet in rural Victoria with her husband and their three children.