Ruby, Laura The Wall and the Wing

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The Wall and the Wing

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In a vast and sparkling city where nearly everyone can fly, 12-year-old Gurl is trapped. Orphaned and lonely, she believes she is nothing more than a flightless "leadfoot", until one fateful night, when she discovers that she has the power to make herself invisible. But even with this newfound talent, Gurl can't hide from a giant rat man with a taste for cats, a manipulative matron with a penchant for plastic surgery, and a belligerent boy named Bug.

Gradually, Gurl learns to control her power and teams up with Bug to figure out who and what she is. Their quest takes them on a wild ride where they confront mind-bending monkeys, an eccentric genius with a head full of grass and a pocket full of kittens and the handsome but lethal Sweetcheeks Grabowski -- the gangster, who holds the key to Gurl's past and the world's future.

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About the Author:

Laura Ruby is a Chicago-based writer and author of LILY’S GHOSTS, a mystery novel for children. A Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award winner and a nominee for the 2004 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, LILY’S GHOSTS was also selected for Chicago Public Library’s "Best of the Best" and the New York Public Library’s "Books for the Teen Age" lists. She writes short fiction for adults, which has appeared in such magazines as Other Voices, The Florida Review, and Literal Latte.

As a child, Laura liked to ask people nosy questions such as "If everyone in the world was either a jerk or a creep, which one are you?" and "Would you rather have the power of invisibility or the power to fly?" She discovered that there are an awful lot of jerks flying around this world and not nearly enough invisible creeps. THE WALL AND THE WING is her tribute to them both.

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