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Kate Skates
ISBN: 9780448409351
Author: O'Connor, Jane/ Disalvo-Ryan, Dyanne (ILT)
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
Published: October 1995
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Binding Type: Paperback
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Annotation: Ever since she traded in her double-bladed skates for new "grown-up" figure skates. Kate's become a real klutz on ice. Does she need a miracle--or maybe just a little help from a pro? Full-color illustrations.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Skateboarding
Library of Congress Subjects:
Ice skating; Fiction.
Sisters; Fiction.
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 94045101
Lexile Measure: 170
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Penguin Young Readers. Level 2
Book type: Easy Fiction
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 6.00" W
Bargain Category: Leveled Readers, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Jane O'Connor lives in New York City.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1996 May)
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 Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews