Roller skates

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Puffin Books, May 6, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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The discoveries and adventures of ten-year-old Lucinda, who spends a wonderful year exploring the New York City of the 1890's.

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Review: Roller Skates (Lucinda Wyman #1)

User Review  - William Dickerson - Goodreads

I wouldn't have given this book 4 stars if it hadn't been for the last few chapters. This is the story of the summer in 189_ when Lucinda becomes a temporary orphan when her parents move to Italy for ... Read full review

Review: Roller Skates (Lucinda Wyman #1)

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Lucinda is her own person. Here is a part of her character that I really enjoyed. "Miss Peters offered to hear her say her prayers every single night, but Lucinda gently but firmly preferred to say ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Lucinda
3
Up Drives Mr Gilligan
9
Friend at Large
26
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

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.