Roller Skates

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Puffin Books, 1936 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
9 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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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

Roller Skates is the story of Lucinda, a wealthy young girl in New York City in the 1890s. Her parents spend a year in Italy, leaving Lucinda in the care of two local women. Lucinda enjoys her year of ... Read full review

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User Review  - samuelsaiz - LibraryThing

Summary: This book is about a young girl that comes from a family with money. Her family goes out of town to Italy and she is sent to New York. When she is there she finds that she can do what she ... Read full review

Contents

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

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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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