The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)
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The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

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by Sarah Masters Buckey, Jean-Paul Tibbles, Jean-Paul Tibbles
     
 

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Molly wishes she and her friend Emily had an exciting volunteer job that really helped in the fight to win World War Two. Instead, they're magazine delivery girls at Oak Knoll Hospital. Soon, however, Molly and Emily start to suspect that something very un-patriotic is going on at Oak Knoll--and their snooping leads them deep into trouble!

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Molly wishes she and her friend Emily had an exciting volunteer job that really helped in the fight to win World War Two. Instead, they're magazine delivery girls at Oak Knoll Hospital. Soon, however, Molly and Emily start to suspect that something very un-patriotic is going on at Oak Knoll--and their snooping leads them deep into trouble!

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Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
Molly and her British friend, Emily, are out biking when they notice a light in the cellar of the supposedly unoccupied Greystone Manor. Before they can explore that mystery, an even bigger one comes their way: sacks of precious sugar are missing from Red Cross Headquarters! To pitch in with the war effort, Molly and Emily deliver magazines to Oak Knolls, a convalescent hospital…which is also missing sugar! The mysteries merge further when Molly meets the owner of Greystone Manor, who asks her to bring back a pair of eyeglasses from her home. Frightened, but unable to refuse the nice old lady's request, the girls retrieve the glasses. Before they leave, a truck pulls up and packages are brought inside. Scared but undiscovered, Molly and Emily hurry away, inadvertently taking the key along. Later, when Molly returns it, she peers through the cellar window and sees sacks of sugar everywhere! Despite her fears, she determines to catch the thief and get the much-needed sugar back. Accompanied by friends and siblings, Molly devises a clever plan to do just that. This is another enjoyable entry in the "American Girl" series. Lots of historic information is sprinkled throughout (rationing; Victory gardens; FDR's fireside chats), but it's eerie how timely this tale is, too. It's hard not to think about our own soldiers overseas again today...Extras include a fun recipe for an eggless, butterless (but still chocolatey!) "Wacky Cake," and further explanations of rationing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593691585
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
American Girl Mysteries Series
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was very good for young readers who love mysteries because it is not very scary like Nancy Drew might be. The historical setting, in World War II, is very realistic, in fact so realistic that your little boy might want to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Rations getting stolen,a mystery to solve a must read;-)
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
The Light in the Cellar by Sarah Masters Buckey is a fascinating mystery. With so many suspects to choose from Molly wants to know who or what is in the cellar? Is a ghost or a real person visiting the cellar? What is in the cellar? Why is it in the cellar? Molly wants to find out the answers and as you discover with her you'll uncover what Molly does. The storyline is set during World War II in America at a time when food is being rationed and you will learn some great history facts. This novel is filled with plenty of suspense and intrigue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter loved the book!
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It is a wonderful book to read
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