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Roller Skates
Roller Skates
Author: Ruth Sawyer
A Newberry Award book. A year on roller skates! That was Lucinda's year in New York City, when her family left her with dear Miss Peters, who understood that a girl of 10 wanted to roller skate to school, and wasn't always worrying about a little lady's social dignaty. At that time in the 1890's Lucinda could explore the special placesin New Yor...  more »
ISBN: 301182
Publication Date: 1936
Pages: 186

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Publisher: Puffin Newberry Library
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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