Meet Ruby Redfort, a thirteen-year-old American girl. She may appear to be just another all-American girl, but she is a genius. At the age of eight, she devised a code that even Harvard experts found difficult to decipher. Then she taught this code to her ten-year-old brother, Carter, who has been keeping it safe for him since then.
When their father dies, she and her brother are left with no money nor prospects. But they still have the code. They decide to sell it to the highest bidder - $500,000. And so they go to London, where they meet an art dealer named Ben Devereaux (who looks exactly like her dead father). He agrees to buy the code for the advertised price, only to find out later that the code was written by a nine-year-old boy named Isaac Perlman. This causes some issues with his buyer, who already paid half a million dollars for nothing.
After some time, they discover that the code is not only useful for money, but also for security. With this knowledge, they decide to sell it one last time - this time for $1 million. But once again, they meet someone who is willing to pay the price - a twelve-year-old alien girl named Liv Tyler.
A ten-year-old Ruby, a 10-year-old human girl, can find joy in anything. She doesn't like being called "little one," though.
Ruby was born into a family of thieves in the small town of Sandsport. Her parents were rounded up by authorities and are now serving time in prison. No one else in the family seemed interested in following in their footsteps - until she turned 10 years old. At which point she decided to start hiding stolen goods until they got caught again.
Thus began her criminal career. She's been arrested several times but always manages to escape prosecution because of lack of evidence. The police think she's too young to be involved in serious crime.
Ruby has no intention of stopping what she's doing; in fact, she seems to be enjoying it way too much. All she wants is to be left alone so she can continue where she left off last time we saw her.
2 the intervention of an old friend who has been helping her evade capture. This friend is named Lenore.
We had the pleasure of meeting award-winning novelist Lauren Child last month while she was in town for the Sydney Writers' Festival. Child is the creative mind behind the super-awesome teen detective series Ruby Redfort, and she shared with us five movies to watch that inspired Ruby Redfort while she was in our office. Check out our list below and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments!
Child is also the creator of the wildly popular Fifer Foxworth series. The first book in this series, A Fine Mess, was published in 2003 and since then it has become a #1 bestseller more than once. There are now four books in the series.
Lauren lives in London with her husband and two children. When she's not writing novels, she spends her time reading them. She also enjoys traveling, walking her dogs, watching movies, and eating chocolate.
17 years old. Yang, Ruby's elder half-sister, is the fourth member of Team RWBY. She is a 17-year-old blonde girl who is Ruby's older half-sister. After the death of their father, Yang was left in charge of her younger sister while their mother went to school. This makes her about 16 years old.
In addition to being Ruby's sister, Yang is also her mentor. Because they are sisters, they have similar abilities, but where Ruby is calm and collected in situations that require thought and planning, Yang is aggressive and hot-headed. However, both sisters share a close relationship with their mother, who has stated that she prefers the two be responsible and not break the rules. Despite this, Yang often acts without thinking what effect it will have on others.
During an attack on Beacon Academy, where their mother works as a professor, Yang saves Ruby from certain death. This causes them to develop a bond over time together fight crime.
After the death of their father, Yang was left in charge of Ruby. Thus, she is considered to be her partner/friend. Although they do not have any official training together, they have been seen working out together in order to stay fit. Additionally, after seeing how driven Ruby was to become a huntress, Yang decided to give it a try too.