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Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures (Ruth Fielding #9)
Ruth, Helen, and Tom watch a moving picture company film scenes near the Red Mill. As they watch, the starring actress, Hazel Gray, falls into the river and is swept downstream. Ruth and her friends rescue Miss Gray and take her to the Red Mill to recover. The next day, Ruth meets the producer, Mr. Hammond, who promises to read Ruth's scenario when she impulsively confides ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by 1st World Publishing
(first published 1916)
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Usually, I really enjoy reading YA series books from a hundred years ago. The antiquated slang and technology are very appealing, and usually, the characters are sitcom-y enough that it's like seeing fluff-headed teenagers from a TV show today transported to 1914. All of these things hold true about Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures, but, unfortunately, the book was a bit of a slog. The characters seemed a little too nice, cutting out the conflict, and their problems seemed a little too much like ...more
Ruth did not have a near-death experience in this one, so what was the purpose? She and Tom did manage to save a movie actress from drowning and then Ruth just happened to write a couple of successful movie scripts.
Alice B. Emerson was a pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for the Betty Gordon and Ruth Fielding series of children's novels. The writers taking up the pen of Alice B. Emerson were: Josephine Lawrence (Betty Gorson series #1-4, 7, 9), W. Bert Foster (Ruth Fielding series #1-19, Betty Gordon series #5,6), Elizabeth M. Duffield Ward (Ruth Fielding series #20-22, Betty Gordon series #8), Eun ...moreMore about Alice B. Emerson...
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