Molly Bannaky

Molly Bannaky

by Chris K. Soentpiet, Alice McGill


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547076768
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/12/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,236,239
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Chris K. Soentpiet is an award-winning illustrator whose work reflects his interest in people, history, and culture. He was given the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York City for his illustrations in Haemi Balgassi's Peacebound Trains, and his books have been recognized by the American Booksellers Association, School Library Journal, the International Reading Association, the Junior Library Guild, Parents' Choice, Parents' magazine, and Smithsonian magazine. Soentpiet has a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute. 

Alice McGill is an award-winning author and professional storyteller. Among her books is the ALA Notable Molly Bannaky, winner of the 2000 IRA Picture Book Award and the 2000 Jane Addams Award. Alice McGill has toured to collect and tell stories in thirty-nine states, Canada, the West Indies, and South Africa. She lives with her husband in Columbia, Maryland.

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Molly Bannaky 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
lpeal on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is sequoyah winner and is also a true story. Molly was a worker for someone. Her job was to bring the milk from the cow to someone but if she didn't she would be sentenced to 7 years of labor. One day the cow knocked over the milk and she got in trouble but after she served her sentence she got land and got someone to help her with the land and was then lived old and grey. This would be a story that could be used in overcoming adversities in your life or talking about slaveownership.
runner_roader on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A story o an English women, Molly Walsh, whom sentence to 7 years of service in the New World after a cow tipped the milk pail one to many times displays the true story of hard work and labor. Molly serves her time and gains freedom to stake claim to some acres of a vast new world only to discover she can tend to her land alone.She attends a slave auction, buying Bannaky to help her with the crops with the intent of freeing him. However, they fall in love and marry. This story offers great illustrations of hard work and rough faced individuals working hard to gain freedoms and accomplish great tasks. Children may not understand slavery and the ways life used to be, but can gain an understanding for the need to work hard even when times are tough because great things can be achieved.
crystalr on LibraryThing 10 months ago
History story about a white woman in slavery and how she made it through hard times by herself. Also about how she married an african man.
awiltenburg on LibraryThing 10 months ago
What an amazing story!! This is the story of an English "criminal" sentenced to be an indentured servant in the "New World" just for spilling milk!! Strange!! Molly went on to do more things considered illegal, she staked land, bought a slave but treated him well, went on to marry him. She also taught her children and grandchildren to read and to read the Bible. Molly must have been a one of kind gem to have the character to be and do all the things she did in the face of adversity.Her grandson went on to be a city planner in D.C. and wrote an almanac and some other cool stuff. You'll have to read the book Benjamin Bannaker to find out about all the cool stuff he did. This book is terrific!! I recommend it for grades 4+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Molly Bannaky is a book of great magnitude. The main character, Molly, portrayed in the book is very courageous, inspiring, and determined. From a banished indentured servant, to a tobacco plantation owner in the New Colony, and to marrying her own slave, she has challenged all rules of her time. This book has elevated women's merits, especially women's rights during her time. Molly Bannaky is a remarkable book and will capture my students' interest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Molly Bannaky is a wonderful picture book teaching about the life in early, colonial America. McGill writes an intriguing history of Benjamin Banneker and his ancestors. Definitely a great addition to a child's library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Molly Bannaky is a marvelous book. It always has a way of drawing my students in. In the book an unlikely pair, an English indentured servant and a freed African slave, join in marriage and become successful pioneers. This is an excellent book to encourage children to realize how odds can be overcome...and that love can overcome prejudice. Since it is a true story, Molly Bannaky is particularly inspiring. The artwork is lovely and also a topic for discussion.