Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves. What other granddaughter -grandmother duo would drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from a slaughterhouse, or paint a whole house shell-shock pink?
But now Miss Eula has up and left for Hawaii to visit her new (smelly) grandbaby. Poor Ruby. Stuck in boring old Halleluia, Mississippi, with nothing to do except read to her chickens, sweep floors (torture), and be tormented by the curly-haired, tip-tapping Melba Jane. But nine-year old Ruby is in for some BIG surprises!