Roller Skates

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Puffin Books, 1936 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
3 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)

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A wonderful story about a little girl living in New York City around 1890. Her parents travel to Italy and Lucinda is left to live with Miss Peters and Miss Nettie, not horrible Aunt Emily. Lucinda ... Read full review

Review: Roller Skates (Lucinda Wyman #1)

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1937 Newbery Medal I can't figure out why I didn't like this book more. 2 Newbery Medals in one day..a #nerdbery first? Read full review


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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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