The Skates of Uncle Richard

The Skates of Uncle Richard With her Uncle s encouragement a nine year old takes the first step toward realizing her dream of becoming a figure skater

  • Title: The Skates of Uncle Richard
  • Author: Carol Fenner
  • ISBN: 9780394835532
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • With her Uncle s encouragement a nine year old takes the first step toward realizing her dream of becoming a figure skater.

    • The Skates of Uncle Richard By Carol Fenner
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      Published :2019-06-16T14:04:10+00:00

    About " Carol Fenner "

  • Carol Fenner

    Carol Elizabeth Fenner 1929 2002 was an American children s writer.Fenner s book Gorilla Gorilla won a Christopher Award and The Skates of Uncle Richard won honors from the Coretta Scott King Award In addition, she was a runner up for the Newbery Medal in 1996 for Yolonda s Genius Just prior to her death, Yolonda s Genius was optioned by a major studio for possible production of a movie for television.

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  • A single mother tries to find a Christmas present for her daughter, who wants to be a figure skater. When given the skates Uncle Richard had, and he is a good skater, the girl isn't sure her dream of being an Olympic figure skater can ever come true.A beautiful story of love, patience, acceptance, and practice, all lessons we must learn as we travel the road of childhood.Another good book I read in the student and teacher challenge my class has undertaken this semester


  • This is a story about Marsha, who is 9, black, and clumsy, yet has a fantasy dream about being a graceful and elegant skater. Yet she is afraid to realize this dream, because she doesn't want to lose the fantasy of that beautiful black skater in her mind's eye. More than anything, she wants a pair of white skates with bells and red pom poms for Christmas. When she opens her package under the tree, she is shocked and disappointed to find an old pair of hockey skates that her Uncle Richard wore wh [...]


  • This book was a great diversity book about an African Amerian little girl who dreams of being an ice skater. She hopes she gets a pair of skates for Christmas. She does get a pair but they are a little bit worn. She tries them anyways and gets frustrated when skating doesn't come natural. This book shows the struggles of a little girl trying to reach her dreams. She finds out with practice and help from her Uncle she will have to work hard but not give up.


  • The author's note mentions a 2nd grade class who listened to the book as she was writing it. For some reason Sam still wants me to read it first so I am :-)Cute and nothing objectionable. :-)



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