Happy Birthday, Molly!: A Springtime Story (American Girl Collection Series: Molly #4)
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Happy Birthday, Molly!: A Springtime Story (American Girl Collection Series: Molly #4)

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by Valerie Tripp, David Gaadt
     
 

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Molly is excited to learn that an English girl is coming to stay at the McIntires'--just in time for Molly's birthday! But Emily turns out to be different from the glamorous girl Molly pictured. Emily is shy and standoffish. Then Molly discovers she and Emily have some important things in common. The girls become fast friends and decide to celebrate Molly's…  See more details below

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Molly is excited to learn that an English girl is coming to stay at the McIntires'--just in time for Molly's birthday! But Emily turns out to be different from the glamorous girl Molly pictured. Emily is shy and standoffish. Then Molly discovers she and Emily have some important things in common. The girls become fast friends and decide to celebrate Molly's birthday with an English tea party. But they can't agree on how to do it, and it takes a special birthday surprise to help them patch up their hurt feelings.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
ea. vol: photogs. reprods. (American Girls Series). CIP. Pleasant. 1987. PSm $12.95; pap. $5.95. Gr 1-5 Yes, the American Girls series is written to formula, and yes, it is heavily promoted commercialy to sell dolls and related accessories. But the dolls are well crafted and so are the stories. Each book ends with several pages of illustrated factual ``Looking Backward'' information. The writing style is lively, the characters believable although not deeply delineated, and the action in the short chapters is enough to hold the attention of young readers. The birth of Kirsten's baby sister and the making of a friendship quilt along with her tenth birthday party at a barn-raising are the major events of Kirsten's story, set in Minnesota in 1854. The discussion of the dangers of tornadoes and the high mortality of infants in those days add serious notes to the generally happy tale. Samantha's fancy tenth birthday party in 1904 is followed by a trip to New York City and a wild chase after a mischievous puppy, ending at a suffragette meeting. Molly changes her romantic view of wartime England and faces reality when an evacuated British girl her age comes to share her home and birthday. In all the volumes the easy-to-read type and the realistic color illustrations, both full-page and vignette, add to the attractiveness of these unintimidating volumes. Sylvia S. Marantz, Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937295373
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Molly, #4
Pages:
73
Product dimensions:
4.72(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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