Roller Skates

CD - unabridged
Kit (5 discs)
Product Number: 3A896
Released: Aug 02, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419373886
Narrator/s: Kate Forbes
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Description

It is the late 1890s, and young Lucinda's parents are leaving New York City to spend a year in Italy. The 10-year-old girl is happy to stay behind with Miss Peters, a teacher, in her apartment. What a wonderful year it is. On roller skates, Lucinda flies through her neighborhood, making friends with cab drivers, fruit vendors, and policemen. Each day is filled with adventure and discovery. In the evenings Lucinda reads Shakespeare with her uncle. She quickly falls under the spell of the bard's comedies. But when she sees the misfortunes of others, she begins to understand tragedy, too. First published in 1936, this sparkling story of an energetic, imaginative girl still enchants generations of readers. With Kate Forbes' warm narration, Lucinda's enthusiasm and the sights and sounds of old New York fill each chapter.

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Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Narrator(s): Kate Forbes
Product Number C3591
Released: Jun 15, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419373879
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Class Set
Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Narrator(s): Kate Forbes
Product Number 3K896
Released: Apr 02, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419373893
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Narrator(s): Kate Forbes
Product Number 3C448
Released: Jun 30, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419373909
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Product Number 43554
Released: Nov 17, 2006
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ISBN: #9781402537004
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Product Number 13333
Released: Jul 25, 2001
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Publisher: Viking
ISBN: #9780140303582

Professional reviews

"Lucinda Wyman, the 10-year-old heroine of Sawyer's 1937 Newbery Award winner, is a plucky young lady surrounded by a host of quirky characters in 1890s New York. Lucinda's formal vocabulary and theatrical tendencies are reminiscent of Anne Shirley, while the complex story's turn-of-the-century setting recalls the novels of Frances Hodgson Burnett. All will likely appeal only to devoted fans of both. Kate Forbes's rapid narration suits Lucinda's fluttering personality, but will be difficult for younger listeners, who will need help to make sense of the historical references and archaic language. Lucinda's adventures will have a limited appeal, likely confined to those who avidly follow the Newbery winners. E.J.F. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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