Come and meet the Hawkins family... There's Harry, 8 years old, the eldest of the children who does the smelliest of farts. Then there's Ben, 6, who likes to mend things by taking them apart, then has trouble putting them back together. What about Ruby, 5, the only girl in the family who just talks, talks, talks and TALKS. The baby of the bunch is Jonny, 3, who lives for his trains: Choo! Choo! And not forgetting Dad, who single-handedly brings up the children, ensuring they look out for one another as their individual personalities and characters grow within each story.
The Hawkins children are excited to go their nanny and grandad's house for Christmas. In fact, Ruby is so excited that she goes right past their red front door at number 61! But once the children, and Dad, have tumbled through the front door and into the house they notice something shocking... Nanny and Grandad have no Christmas tree! They have no decorations at all! And so the children get to work, determined to bring Christmas to number 61 before Santa comes to town.
Ruby Molly Hawkins is the author of Christmas at Number 61.
Ruby is concentrating on a series of children's stories and these are based on the recollections of her childhood and feature the fictional "Hawkins Family": three brothers and a sister, aged between 3-8 years old who are brought up by their single father.
A few years ago, Ruby relocated with her husband and two young sons to Jaen in southern Spain where she worked as an English Language teacher.
She now writes full time at home, as well as caring for their ever-expanding family of animals.
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