Ruby LaRue is an eleven-year-old girl with an enthusiastic zest for life. She and her shy, brilliant friend, Eleanor Bandaranaike, live in the quaint town of Paris, New Hampshire, located at the base of Sugar Mountain, an exclusive ski resort in the White Mountains. Every winter, Paris comes alive with "Outers," wealthy families who own ski condos and wear designer clothes, luxuries that Ruby and Eleanor (and most year-round residents of Paris) cannot afford. One December, Ruby and Eleanor stumble across Madame Magnifique, the "World's Most Divine Psychic," who urges them to unlock their deepest dreams. Ruby has always wanted to mingle with Outers, and now, more than ever, she is determined to make that dream come true. As a chain of events unfolds over the winter months, both girls find themselves on a journey of self-discovery that starts with unlikely friendships, secret crushes, and newfound skills, and snowplows to an unexpected outcome. The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball explores crosscultural sensitivities and diversity within a classic New England setting while questioning the role of destiny and encouraging you to reach for what may seem impossible.
Used availability for Elizabeth Atkinson's The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball
October 2015 : USA Hardback
March 2017 : USA Paperback
October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition