Roller Skates

By Ruth Sawyer; William Pene Du Bois; Valenti Angelo (Illustrator)
(Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780140303582, 192pp.)

Publication Date: May 1986

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Description
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.



About the Author
Kate Linton and Ruth Sawyer are cousins who have been best friends all of their lives. Despite many years spent miles apart they remained close. Story tellers that they are, Ruth came up with a way for them to share something fun. She wrote a sentence; the beginning of a story, and asked Kate to continue it. She did, and sent it back to Ruth. So it began and so it continued, until they had created this four-book series; Home to Canyon Creek, Maggie's Way, Captured Heart and Aurora's Song.

Du Bois published his first book when he was seventeen. Since then he has written and illustrated many beloved children's books. He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1948.

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