Although teachers love the choice of words, carefully constructed phrases, and font styling that help their students read successfully, for the readers the magic is in the beloved characters to whom they can easily relate… sharing their adventures, struggles, and celebrations.

Get to know the MaryRuth Books characters and see why teachers, parents, and, most importantly, children have fallen in love with them.

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Danny

Trustworthy, compassionate and loyal… Danny’s adventures have been captivating young readers since 2001. Get to know him and his friends.

Meet Danny

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Baby Elephant

Sweet and innocent… Baby Elephant is curious and ready to learn about the world, just like many young readers. Read about Baby Elephant’ adventures.

Meet Baby Elephant

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Fish

Fish is one of Danny’s oldest friends. They have known each other since fish was in school. Fish is talented and loves to perform.

Meet Fish

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Lucky the Pony

Meet Lucky the Pony! He is gentle, playful and full of mischief! He loves apples, but hates baths.

Meet Lucky the Pony

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Abby

Abby likes tea parties and using her imagination to play make believe. Kind and wise, Abby has taught Danny to be accepting of cats.

Meet Abby

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Norman

Norman has a great sense of smell. He also loves knock-knock jokes! Although Norman is no longer a puppy, Danny is still a patient big brother.

Meet Norman

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The Chickens and the Fox

The fox spends all of his time calculating and conniving. But together, the chickens are far too smart for his tricks. At least so far…

Meet the Chickens and the Fox

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Bee

Bee is, first and foremost, busy! Imaginative and daring, Bee is always up for any adventure with Danny.

Meet Bee