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Roller Skates
Roller Skates
Author: Ruth Sawyer
10-year-old Lucinda's parents are leaving for a yearlong trip to Italy. Lucinda wants to stay with Miss Peters and Miss Nettie, where she feels she will be free. For once, her parents do not let Aunt Emily interfere, and Lucinda's exciting year begins. — In New York City in 1890, a little girl could strap on her roller skates and roam the city....  more »
ISBN-13: 9781435118959
ISBN-10: 1435118952
Pages: 191

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Publisher: Viking
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A good read.
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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.

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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.
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A Newbery Award book set in the 1890's.
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wonderful old-fashioned story of girl in New York in l890s...strong characters. Newbery.
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I love old children's books. :-D


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