Changes for Molly: A Winter Story (American Girls Collection Series: Molly #6)

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Molly can't wait for Dad to come home--he'll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show! Molly isn't worried about her tap dancing, but she wants to look sophisticated so that Dad will know how much she's grown up while he's been away at war. Unfortunately, Molly's hair is all wrong. When Jill finally finds a way to give Molly glorious curls, everything seems to be perfect. Then Molly gets sick. Things couldn't be worse--until the doctor ...
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Molly can't wait for Dad to come home--he'll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show! Molly isn't worried about her tap dancing, but she wants to look sophisticated so that Dad will know how much she's grown up while he's been away at war. Unfortunately, Molly's hair is all wrong. When Jill finally finds a way to give Molly glorious curls, everything seems to be perfect. Then Molly gets sick. Things couldn't be worse--until the doctor comes just in time.

Molly's excitement at performing in a big show is exceeded only by the announcement that her father is returning home from the war.

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Gr 3-6 Three more titles about three girls in different American eras, all dealing with some kind of change in their lives. Kirsten, a ten-year-old Swedish immigrant living with her family on the Minnesota frontier in 1854, must deal with her cabin burning down and moving to a new home. Samantha, a wealthy orphan living with her aunt and uncle in New York City in 1904, spends her five chapters helping her poor friend Nellie, who has been orphaned and sent first to a drunken uncle and then to a Dickensian orphanage replete with evil directress. Molly, a ten-year-old in 1944, is pinning all her hopes on being the tap-dancing Miss Victory in a big show at the veteran's hospital, but things don't work out quite the way she plans. The format of each title is the same. All open with a double-spread of portraits and descriptors introducing the main character's family and friends (although all of characters may not appear in all stories) and close with a ``Looking Back'' section which hits the social history highlights of the United States of that period. The stock types (``Samantha's poor friend,'' ``Kirsten's secret friend, an Indian girl,'' ``Molly's other best friend, a cheerful dreamer'') seem to preclude much peripheral character development, but also make it possible for each story to stand alone, without having read previous episodes. The brief stories tend to focus on events and action, which makes for a quick pace but some occasional lapses in explanation and follow-through. The six-page historical sections focus on changes in America, particularly for women, and are generally a good back-up to the stories' smoothly integrated period details. The selection of historical photos is excellent, although the texts are unavoidably superficial and stick to a middle-class lens in viewing American life. Their generalizations can also fail to provide a context for specific story events. The full-color illustrations, in occasional full-pages and frequent small edge-of-text drawings, capture the feel of the periods and give life to the characters (although the expressions in Kirsten's story are frequently awkward). While these aren't top drawer items (Kirsten, for example, is no Caddie Woodlawn, nor is her story of Sarah, Plain and Tall caliber), they're certainly lively and appealing enough to serve as introductions to historical fiction. Nancy Palmer, The Little School, Bellevue, Wash.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780937295496
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1988
  • Series: American Girl Collection Series: Molly , #6
  • Pages: 67
  • Sales rank: 179,090
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    love it

    love it

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    Posted March 11, 2013

    I have not read this book I have only read the one before it.

    Ihave

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

    The American GirlBooks

    My 9 yr. old granddaughter received 2 of these books for Christmas and was just thrilled.
    She and her mom read them most nights before bed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Great

    Hooray for Miss Victory! Hooray for the U.S.A!

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