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Angel on Skis

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Skiing is everything to Angela.

One look at the Vermont ski slopes, and Angela knows her life will never be the same. Skiing-that magical world of snow and speed and excitement-is going to be hers!

It doesn't matter that she's never skied before, or that her mother won't be able to pay for skis. Angela is determined to ski, and she's willing to work hard for it.

But the life
Paperback, 255 pages
Published August 26th 1988 by Troll Communications (first published 1957)
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Angela learns to ski, hampered by makeshift equipment (she can't afford more up-to-date skis), but discovers a passion for the sport. Three guys, Dave, Jacques, and Gregg help her out. I found this a bit more tedious than most of Cavanna's YA romances.
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I'm sitting here watching the Winter Olympics, and there is lots of skiing. Growing up in Texas, and hating all things cold, skiing has never been a part of my life. But all of a sudden I remembered that there was a point in my life when I'd been very interested in skiing. A book I'd read when I was younger, a book I'd really liked. I had to do a book report, and decorate a book cover of some sort. I drew a picture of a girl skiing.

This was the book. I think I selected the book because the word
This was not my favorite of Betty Cavanna's, but the determination of a young woman to do what she desired, her good heart in working along side her mother is throughout the novel.
Kathy G.
Angel on Skis was a delightfully fun book. This book spans three winters for Angela. After the death of her father, her family moves to Vermont and opens a small ski lodge. Angela feels like a fish out of water, until she falls in love with skiing at fourteen. This is a "coming of age" story about a love for a beautiful sport and first love. It's a very innocent story written in the late 50's. I love period books and this was a sweet story. I've read Betty Cavanna books before and have always lo ...more
Loved this one. Angel's struggle to afford to ski was very affecting to me - hard to imagine in these days of affluence.
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American juvenile author (full name: Elizabeth Allen) Betty Cavanna suffered from a crippling disease, infantile paralysis, as a child, which she eventually overcame with treatment and exercise. During her convalescence, attentive adults read to her until she was old enough to read to herself, beginning a long love affair with books.

Cavanna majored in journalism at the New Jersey College for Women
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