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Kate Skates
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Kate Skates

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by Jane O'Connor

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Kate has new skates. Now she can do spins and tricks like the skaters on TV. Or can she?


Kate has new skates. Now she can do spins and tricks like the skaters on TV. Or can she?

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-When Kate receives new skates for her birthday, her younger sister inherits the old pair. Jen moves immediately (and without any practice) from "I do not know how to skate," to getting laced up faster than Kate, and moving onto the ice where she "does not need any help." Kate can't wait to skate, but immediately discovers that the new blades are more difficult to handle than her old ones, and she slips and wobbles. A week later, the girls return to the rink; when a big kid knocks into Jen, Kate goes to her rescue and is aided by a skating star, who agrees to give Kate lessons. Soft watercolors support a text that is so bland that few children will be inspired to keep turning the pages. The story is not credible-no one will believe that Jen can skate better than Kate. A second-rate beginning reader.-Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, IA

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Penguin Young Readers Group
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Penguin Young Readers Level 2 Series
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Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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Jane O'Connor lives in New York City.

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Kate Skates 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book 'Kate Skates' is the BEST books I read when I was little. I used to read it every night before I went to bed. The 'Kate Skates' book never got old. It is still fun to read now that I am old, I just love that book.