Roller Coaster Kid by Mary Ann Rodman

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



A grandfather and grandson share a special love

Zach and his grandpa love all of the same things . . . except the roller coaster. His grandpa once rode it one hundred times! But Zach doesn't like the roller coaster. So when Grandpa goes on it every summer, Zach goes on the Big wheel with Grandma. She understands. But one summer, Grandma is gone and Grandpa is not the same. He misses her terribly. So does Zach.

But he also wants his grandpa to be happy again. What will it take? Maybe a ride on the roller coaster? Heart-warming and uplifting, here is a story for every family that loves and cares for one another.

About Mary Ann Rodman

See more books from this Author
Mary Ann Rodman has won both the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and the Charlotte Zolotow Award for writing. She lives with her husband and daughter in Georgia.Roger Roth ( has done illustration work for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He lives with his wife and daughter and two dogs in Pennsylvania.
Published July 5, 2012 by Viking Children's. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

Unrated Critic Reviews for Roller Coaster Kid

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Grandpa loves roller coasters and was known as “The Rollercoaster Kid” as a boy, while Zach prefers to ride the Ferris wheel with Grandma, in part because coasters scare him.

May 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Roller Coaster Kid


Zach knows he misses Grandma just like Zach does but Zach's parents tell him not to talk about Grandma.

Aug 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Roller Coaster Kid

Rate this book!

Add Review