I’ll be in the Fourth Grade Forever! by Maria Ruiz

A humorous look at the world from 1940 to 1954 from the eyes of a young military brat as she lived in Pasadena until the end of WWII. Her father, working for General Eisenhower, took the family to Europe in 1945, finally being transferred to Fort Riley in 1947.

Purchase: Amazon

Author Bio:

 Maria Ruiz was born Mary Alice Rust in 1940. Her father joined the Army and served in WWII. She traveled to Europe in 1945, and then moved to Junction City, Kansas in 1946. Her father was transferred to Tucson, Arizona in 1953 where she graduated from Tucson High in 1957. She moved to Santa Barbara, California where she married her high-school sweetheart. Graduated from the University of California at San Diego in 1973 with a major in Biology and Mathematics, she taught Adult Education for eight years. She moved to San Francisco in 1982 where she owned her own business for ten years. In 1998, she began a ten-year trip to see as much of the world as she could with her companion. Now settled in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, she and her companion work for two dogs and a cat they rescued from the streets.


3 thoughts on “I’ll be in the Fourth Grade Forever! by Maria Ruiz

  1. Congrats Maria,I have just purchased the book (love the cover). Can't wait to read it. I'll send you my comments once I have read it. Have a wonderful day! From your Canadian friend Barb D


  2. an unsolicted review: I bought the book on Kindle and found teh story to be more than enchanting. It reminds people my age of adventures had while a youngster. Except of course, for the part about hanging the Nazi flag out the window within sight of General Eisenhower's house.


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