Meet Molly: An American Girl (American Girl Collection Series: Molly #1)
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Meet Molly: An American Girl (American Girl Collection Series: Molly #1)

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by Valerie Tripp, Renee Graef, Keith Skeen
     
 

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For Molly McIntire, life seems full of change. It's 1944 and the world is at war. Her father is far away caring for wounded soldiers. Her mother is busy working for the Red Cross. And everyone in America is so serious and practical that glamorous Halloween costumes are hard to get. Molly's special hula skirt is a huge success--until Ricky, her pesty big brother,

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For Molly McIntire, life seems full of change. It's 1944 and the world is at war. Her father is far away caring for wounded soldiers. Her mother is busy working for the Red Cross. And everyone in America is so serious and practical that glamorous Halloween costumes are hard to get. Molly's special hula skirt is a huge success--until Ricky, her pesty big brother, plays a mean trick. Molly and her friends are determined to get back at him. One mean trick leads to another until the fighting goes too far.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
ea. vol: reprods. (American Girls Collection Series). CIP. Pleasant Company. Aug. 1986. PSm $12.95; pap. $4.95. Gr 3-5 Three nine-year-old girls are the focus of these introductory volumes. All three stories are bland and superficial, and the girls seem more like paper dolls than characters. Each slim book opens with a two-page portrait gallery of the girl's family and friends and concludes with a six-page ``Looking Back'' section that provides historical background for the story's events. Samantha is a privileged orphan who lives with her wealthy grandmother in 1904. She meets Nellie, a sickly child, and the two devise a way to learn why Jesse, a black seamstress, has suddenly left her grandmother's employment. Meet Kirsten 's title character is a Swedish immigrant whose story begins on board ship in 1854 as she and her family journey to Minnesota to join relatives. Molly's doctor father is with the army in England in 1944, and her mother is working for the Red Cross. Molly battles the housekeeper over a plate of mashed turnips, agonizes over Halloween costumes with two friends, and plots revenge on brother Rich when he ruins the girls' costumes and treats. Kirsten's bereavement, Samantha's ernest plea to Grandmary to help Nellie's poor family, and the speech that Molly's mother makes on the necessity of getting along with your family in a world at war are just words on a page. The color illustrations vary from full page with caption to half page to margin decoration and are as lifeless as the text, accurately showing wooden characters posing for portraits. There are many better books available that treat growing up on the frontier, at the turn-of-the-century, and during World War IIWilder's ``Little House'' series (Harper), Brink's Caddie Woodlawn (Macmillan, 1970) , Ruth Sawyer's Roller Skates (Dell, 1969) , Wolitzer's Introducing Shirley Braverman (Farrar, 1975) among them. Stick with them. Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937295076
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Molly , #1
Pages:
69
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet Molly : An American Girl 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your mom is not looking at the time you guys can spend together if she dosnt let you get molly.its a great reading expirience for all girls .when your done reading the series including brave emily watch the movie together as a mother and daughter you will enjoy it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Farewell molly and emily We will miss you Have fun in the arcives Love, Hannah -:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to raed the book but laura wont share this one at school
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:-) :-) :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great experience ~giggles~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Molly and emily will be put into the american girl archives soon! Better hurry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is okay but you guys dont know how f...... Boring this book it is