Roller Skates

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Puffin Books, 1936 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
25 Reviews
A Newbery Medal Winner!

Growing up in a well-to-do family with strict rules and routines can be tough for a ten-year-old girl who only wants to roller skate. But when Lucinda Wyman's parents go overseas on a trip to Italy and leave her behind in the care of Miss Peters and Miss Nettie in New York City, she suddenly gets all the freedom she wants! Lucinda zips around New York on her roller skates, meeting tons of new friends and having new adventures every day. But Lucinda has no idea what new experiences the city will show her.... Some of which will change her life forever.

“A refreshingly lively and genuine story.”—The New York Times

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Review: Roller Skates (Lucinda Wyman #1)

User Review  - Lily - Goodreads

Roller Skates is the story of 10 year old Lucinda, who has been left in the care of family friends while her parents are in Italy for a year. From an affluent upbringing, Lucinda sees a new side of ... Read full review

Review: Roller Skates (Lucinda Wyman #1)

User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

I was delighted to open this book and find Lucinda pop exuberantly off the page. Then came the cab driver Patrick Gilligan, gentle Miss Nettie, Tony and his fruit stand, friendly Mr. Night Owl, and ... 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 (1936)

Ruth Sawyer (1880-1970), a central figure in the advancement of children's book reading and writing, is a recipient of the Regina Medal (1965) for distinguished contribution to the field of children's literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1965) for substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. A frequent and much admired speaker in the United States, she collaborated on two Caldecott Honor winners, The Christmas Anna Angel (1944) and Journey Cake, Ho! (1954), and her book Roller Skates (1937) was a winner of the Newbery Medal.

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