Ruthie Smithens, a girl who believes in fairy tales and happy endings, would do almost anything to help her best friend, Kit Kittredge, whose family has been hard hit by the Depression. But Ruthie has learned the hard way that offers of help, even between friends, are tricky. Softcover - 88 pages. Excellent gift idea. From smoke and pet free home. No long holds - cross posting - Located in Cobble Hill.