Skate, Robyn, Skate

Skate, Robyn, Skate

by Hazel Hutchins, Yvonne Cathcart
     
 

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Robyn's friend Marie knows how to skate and would like to help Robyn be more confident on the ice. At the rink near her home Robyn finds that she can take group lessons and participate in the Carnival on Ice. She is much older and taller than all the kids in her group and her instructor is her classmate Jessica. She feels a little humiliated but perseveres, and

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Robyn's friend Marie knows how to skate and would like to help Robyn be more confident on the ice. At the rink near her home Robyn finds that she can take group lessons and participate in the Carnival on Ice. She is much older and taller than all the kids in her group and her instructor is her classmate Jessica. She feels a little humiliated but perseveres, and practices whenever she can. Her neighbour Mrs Kelly encourages her and gives her a secondhand pair of skates. Finally, she surprises herself and Marie when she sees two people fall through the ice on the pond and she uses all her skill to fetch help. Skate, Robyn, Skate is an optimistic story about learning a new skill, overcoming emotional obstacles and having supportive friends.

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" (has) real appeal for young readers. They're an excellent addition to a library or classroom."
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Two friends enjoy skating together, however Marie is a good skater while Robyn is only a learner on borrowed skates. She has not learned to stop, so she falls a lot. Her neighbor Mrs. Kelley is kind to Robyn. She invites Robyn in for hot chocolate after skating. Mrs. Kelley also gives Robyn a pair of skates that her sister no longer uses. Robyn is elated to have her very own skates. She signs up for skating lessons only to be placed in a class with much younger children. Next, she learns she will be in the annual carnival performing with these little kids. Robyn is not happy. One day, Robyn sees two teenage girls fall in the thin icy lake. She skates hurriedly to tell some adults to help the girls. Her friend Marie compliments Robyn on how fast she skated in the emergency and how she has learned how to stop. The carnival turned out to be fun even though Robyn performed with the little children. 2004, Formac Publishing Company Limited, and Ages 6 to 8.
—Jennie DeGenaro

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887806261
Publisher:
Formac Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Formac First Novels Series, #30
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Yvonne Cathcart is a popular children's illustrator. She has illustrated many picture books. She lives in Toronto with her family.

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