Ruthie Smithens loves fairy tales—and happy endings. She’d also love to help her best friend, Kit Kittredge, whose family is struggling through the Great Depression. When Ruthie learns that the Kittredges are having trouble paying the mortgage on their house, she decides to find a way to reach Kit’s Aunt Millie in hopes of creating a real-life happy ending. Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay. Author: Valerie Tripp. Paperback. 88 pages.