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Customized Book Bundles: STL Book Molly's Pilgrim Molly'S Pilgrim
     

Customized Book Bundles: STL Book Molly's Pilgrim Molly'S Pilgrim

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by Barbara Cohen, Daniel Mark Duffy (Illustrator), Daniel Duffy (Illustrator)
 

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Sparkling new illustrations refresh this Thanksgiving classic based on the true experience of a member of Barbara Cohen's family. The touching story tells how recent immigrant Molly leads her third-grade class to discover that it takes all kinds of pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving. Originally published in 1983, Molly's Pilgrim inspired the 1986 Academy Award winning

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Sparkling new illustrations refresh this Thanksgiving classic based on the true experience of a member of Barbara Cohen's family. The touching story tells how recent immigrant Molly leads her third-grade class to discover that it takes all kinds of pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving. Originally published in 1983, Molly's Pilgrim inspired the 1986 Academy Award winning live-action short film.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“A thought-provoking Thanksgiving read-aloud.”
Sun Chronicle
“This strong and important story easily ranks as one of the best choices for this and every Thanksgiving.”
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A Russian immigrant girl adjusts to the American celebrations of Thanksgiving and birthdays, respectively. Ages 5-8; 6-10. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
This is the story of a Jewish girl's struggle to assimilate when she immigrates to America. Teachers and students can compare and contrast bias issues by discussing variables like historic periods, ethnicity, race, gender, and responses of the characters. Once students understand prejudice throughout history, you may challenge them to apply their perspectives through reading newspaper coverage of events in Bosnia.
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
Molly and her family have recently emigrated from Russia. Children in her class make fun of the way she talks and dresses. Because Molly has a hard time fitting in, she is unhappy and wishes her family could move back to Russia or New York, where there are other Jewish families. Molly's participation in a school assignment about Thanksgiving pilgrims shows her and her classmates just how much she does belong in America. 1998 (orig.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
This is the story of a Jewish girl's struggle to assimilate when she immigrates to America. Teachers and students can compare and contrast bias issues by discussing variables like historic periods, ethnicity, race, gender, and responses of the characters. Once students understand prejudice throughout history, you may challenge them to apply their perspectives through reading newspaper coverage of events in Bosnia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688162801
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Customized Book Bundles Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
67,972
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 0.10(h) x (d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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I didn't like the school in Winter Hill. In Winter Hill, they laughed at me. Elizabeth laughed most of all. I never raised my hand to answer a question, but when Miss Stickley called on me, I had to say something. My English wasn't perfect yet, so Elizabeth always giggled at whatever I said. Miss Stickley would stare at her, and then she'd shut up. But later, in the schoolyard, she'd say, "You talk funny, Molly." And then she'd sing a song:

"Jolly Molly,
Your eyes are awf'ly small.
Jolly Molly,
Your nose is awf'ly tall."

Hilda and Kitty would sing the song too, and sometimes even Fay and Emma. They all admired Elizabeth. She brought peppermint sticks to school and handed them out to all her friends at recess.

One day Elizabeth and Hilda followed me halfway home, singing that terrible song

"Jolly Molly,
Your eyes are awf'ly small.
Jolly Molly,
Your nose is awf'ly tall."

I started to run

Meet the Author

Barbara Cohen (1932-1992) was the author of several acclaimed picture books and novels for young readers, including The Carp in the Bathtub, Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story, Thank You, Jackie Robinson, and King of the Seventh Grade.

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