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Roller Coaster Kid

Mary Ann Rodman, Roger Roth (Illustrator)


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A grandfather and grandson share a special love

Zach and his grandpa love all of the same things . . . except the roller coaster. His grandpa once rode it one hundred times! But Zach doesn't like the roller coaster. So when Grandpa goes on it every summer, Zach goes on the Big wheel with Grandma. She understands. But one summer, Grandma is gone and Grandpa is not the same. He misses her terribly. So does Zach.

But he also wants his grandpa to be happy again. What will it take? Maybe a ride on the roller coaster? Heart-warming and uplifting, here is a story for every family that loves and cares for one another.

Praise For Roller Coaster Kid

Praise for The Roller Coaster Kid by Mary Ann Rodman:

"Rodman gives the story just the right measure of emotion, while underlining the importance of mourning and communication." —Publishers Weekly

"Presented with warmth, sensitivity and a light touch, this story demonstrates the human need for sharing and support ... and emphasizes the need for communication and comfort." —Kirkus 

"Pleasant pencil-and-watercolor illustrations contribute a comforting aesthetic to this well-intentioned tale..." —School Library Journal

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670011506, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2012

About the Author

Mary Ann Rodman has won both the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and the Charlotte Zolotow Award for writing. She lives with her husband and daughter in Georgia.

Roger Roth has done illustration work for the "New York Times" and the "Wall Street Journal." He lives with his wife and daughter and two dogs in Pennsylvania.