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The Year of Jubilo (Lucinda Wyman #2)
After her father dies, fourteen-year-old Lucinda and her family struggle to make a new life in a small town on the coast of Maine where they once spent their summer holidays.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 1970 by Dell Publishing Company
(first published 1940)
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I give this book 4.5 stars. This is the sequel to Roller Skates which won the Newbery sometime in the 1930's. This book is SO much better than it's predecessor! When I read Roller Skates I was disappointed because it was hard to believe that it was written by the same person who wrote Maggie Rose: her Birthday Christmas (which I love) but with this book it was easy to see that the person who was inspired to write a book as beautiful as Maggie Rose could also write The Year of Jubilo.
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We revisit Lucinda from Roller Skates, several years older and suffering from the recent loss of her father. This has a very different feel from Roller Skates. Older and less exuberant. But Lucinda is still Lucinda and it’s a beautiful book. [Oct. 2008]
The premise of this lovely sequel to Roller Skates reminded me of part of the plot of Louisa May Alcott's Old Fashioned Girl, where an upper middle class family falls on hard times and needs to live creatively for a season to get their heads above water again. I love the setting of the rural Maine community, and the change from the streets of New York City as a ten year old Lucinda roaming about making friends on roller skates as a temporary orphan, to a 14 year old Lucinda learning to get along ...more
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Ruth Sawyer, was an American storyteller and a writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. She may be best known as the author of Roller Skates, which won the 1937 Newbery Medal.More about Ruth Sawyer...
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