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Paperback 5.5” x 8”
155 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-108-9



by Mary Atkinson

Ten-year-old Tillie practices roller skating wherever she can—even in the old Franklin Piano Factory where she lives with her guardian Uncle Fred. She has to be in the Skate-a-thon with her friends. Surely Mama wouldn’t miss it! But skating in the city is tough, three-way friendships are tricky, and the stupid rules in Mama’s rehab program could mess up all her plans.

“A warm and lively narrative…an outstanding tale!”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


MARY ATKINSON is the author of Owl Girl. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College. She loves old buildings and playing the piano. She wishes she knew how to roller skate.  

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