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Ruth Gervis


(1894 - 1988)

Ruth Gervis

Ruth Gervis was the eldest sister of author Noel Streatfeild. Together they produced a novel called “Ballet Shoes” which came out in 1936. She also known for her other book illustrations such as The Buttercup Farm Family, The Pole Star Family, The Saucy Jane Family and The Very Big Secret.

Ruth was a founder member of the Sherborne Museum in England.


No Ponies (1946)

Jane, Andy and Colin arrive on the Riviera, faced with the dread prospect of ponies only to find the ponies have vanished.

Author(s): Mary Treadgold
Illustrator(s): Ruth Gervis

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