Roller Skates

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Dell, 1964 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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For use in schools and libraries only. The discoveries and adventures of ten-year-old Lucinda, who spends a wonderful year exploring the New York City of the 1890s.

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User Review  - romeo14v - LibraryThing

A Newbery Medal Award Winner, Roller Skates is about a 10 year old girl named Lucinda Wyman growing up in a well off family who only wants to roller skate. As Sawyer continues, Lucinda’s parents take ... Read full review

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User Review  - afrazier13 - LibraryThing

This book is about a young girl who is sent to boarding school while her parents vacation in Italy. She ventures out through thy city on her roller skates making lots of new friends and learning new ... Read full review


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Ruth Sawyer (1880-1970) is one of America's most distinguished and honored children's book authors and storytellers. She is particularly well known for her Irish-inspired folktales, especially those centered around Christmas. Ruth Sawyer was awarded the 1937 Newbery Medal for ROLLER SKATES, and in 1954, JOURNEY CAKE, HO!, illustrated by her son-in-law, Robert McCloskey, was a Caldecott Honor recipient. Ruth Sawyer received the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1965 for her substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature.
Max Grafe, the illustrator of OLD COYOTE by Nancy Wood and THE EYE OF THE WOLF by Daniel Pennac, is a printmaker, painter, and illustrator. Of his images for THE WEE CHRISTMAS CABIN OF CARN-NA-WEEN, he says, "I tried to capture Oona's struggle to overcome life's obstacles. I admired her unfaltering hope that she would one day be granted a cabin of her very own. The wee folk, who bring a magical touch to the tale, were an instant attraction for me when I first read this story.

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