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 »k, and make friends with all the different neighborhood characters, from the junkman old rags-an'-bottles, to patrolman M'Gonegal and the handsome cab driver Mr. Gilligan. This is a delightful story of old New York, about a tomboy who could not help being a lady at sometime who was both quick-tempered and sympathetic, both stubborn and clever.« less
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.