Roller Skates Author:Ruth Sawyer Newbery Award winner in 1937. Ten year old Lucinda Wyman is left in the care of Miss Nettie and Miss Peters while her parents travel to Italy for a year. She explores turn of the century New York City on roller skates and enjoys a wide range of experiences with a variety of interesting people.
Age Range: 9 to 12
Series: Puffin Newbery Library Series
Liberated for a year from her parents' restrictions, ten-year-old Lucinda discovers true freedom in the care of her temporary guardians as she roller skates around the streets of turn-of-the-century New York.
From the Publisher
Lucinda's year in New York City began when her family went to Europe and left her with Miss Peters - not, thank Heaven, with Aunt Emily and her four docile, ladylike daughters. Miss Peters understood that a girl of ten wanted to roller-skate to school, and stop and chat with Patrolman M'Gonegal, and make friends with Mr. Gilligan, the cabbie, and even play with Tony, whose father kept a fruit stand down the street. Roller Skates is a delightful story of old New York, and about a tomboy who could not help being a lady at the same time.