Scooter by Vera B. Williams

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Elana is thrilled to be living all the way up on the eighth floor of 514 Melon Hill Avenue, an apartment building in New York City. But with her new life come changes--and challenges. Is her shiny scooter up to the crags and potholes of city sidewalks? Will she be able to make new friends? Can she find a way to help out little Petey, who everyone says doesn't talk? And will the kids from Melon Hill win any blue ribbons at the Borough-Wide Field Day?

As Elana coasts toward discoveries and surprises in her new home, she keeps one thing in mind: Anything can happen as long as you have a winning attitude and a cool set of wheels!

Elana Rose Rosen and her mother have just moved to a new apartment, and this is Elana's story about the event-filled summer that follows and the new neighbors and friends that become an important part of her life. "A pleasure to read....A story, told with tremendous inventiveness, of the satisfactions and intellectual excitements of childhood, of the worlds seen, explained and illustrated through the remarkable eyes of a remarkable girl."--New York Times Book Review.
 

About Vera B. Williams

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Vera B. Williams is the award-winning creator of many books for children, including "More, More, More," Said the Baby: Three Love Stories and Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart. She lives in New York City.Vera B. Williams es la premiada creadora de numerosos libros infantiles, entre ellos "Más Más Más" dijo el bebe. Vive en la ciudad de Nueva York.
 
Published October 27, 1993 by Greenwillow. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a narrative akin, in its liveliness and immediacy, to Williams's Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea (1988), Elana Rose Rosen describes her first "2 months + 1 week or 9 weeks + 6 days or...5,961,600 seconds" in Melon Hill, an urban complex where she and her mom share one-room apartment 8E.

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Set in a New York City housing project, this ""series of vignettes forms a bouncy oversize novel about a girl's adjustment to her parents' divorce,"" wrote PW.

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In her latest work, Caldecott Honor artist Williams ( ``More, More, More,'' Said the Baby ;

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