Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girl Collection Series: Molly #3)

Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girl Collection Series: Molly #3)

by Valerie Tripp

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ISBN-13: 9781609582517
Publisher: AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Series: American Girl Collection Series: Molly , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection Series: Molly #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
AnnaLovesBooks on LibraryThing 10 months ago
ISBN 0937295256 ¿ The American Girl books are quickly becoming favorites of mine, mostly for sentimental reasons. I'm not sure that that reason translates for young girls, but their little consumer-driven hearts will enjoy the "real" stories of their dolls anyway. With a war going on now, this book seemed very appropriate, so I bumped it up the to-be-read list.The McIntires, like most of America, faced the Christmas of 1944 with a combination of hope and worry. Molly's older sister, Jill, was encouraging everyone to be "realistic", and not waste time hoping for fun presents because they'd be disappointed when everything they got was practical. Their father was off in Europe, in danger every day, but it was still hard to believe that the magic of Christmas would wane this year. No gifts had arrived from Dad and Molly, for one, was certain they would show up soon. In the meantime, the McIntires will have to learn to make do and create their own special surprises for one another.There are some spectacular moments in this story, including the conversation between Molly and Jill, where the girls reveal their real concern about the lack of gifts from their father: if he hasn¿t sent anything, not even a card, how can they know he's okay? The current wars don¿t really equate to WWII, and the level of patriotism and sacrifice are not exactly the same, but the belief in Santa, the joy of Christmas, the love of family and the worries for the people serving our country¿ those are always the same. Molly's Surprise captures them very well ¿ I think adults will even find themselves enjoying this one. The educational material at the end of the book is a nice bonus.- AnnaLovesBooks
relientkatie on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Nine-year-old Molly McIntire wants nothing more than for this Christmas to be the same as the last one, but everything is different because of the war. Most of all, she misses her dad, who is a doctor serving in England. But her mom reminds her that Christmas is a time for surprises, and with the help of her sister, Molly makes a few surprises of her own. "Molly's Surprise" is a wonderful short novel full of Christmas spirit. Valerie Tripp does a great job of showing the sacrifices that regular Americans made during World War II. I'd recommend it for girls ages 8-12.
Mialro on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Wow, I've had this book maybe since I was 8. It's the only one of my AGC books I've kept (and I used to be obsessed with American Girl and collecting them); I read it every Christmas. To me it helps capture the hope and uncertainty of a child at Christmas during hard times, and the joy of surprises and the certainty of family love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The worst book ever! Signed,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great inspirational story for young girls. American girl teaches love, hope, and faith in family, friends and self. These stories are great role models for young women.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
ISBN 0937295256 ¿ The American Girl books are quickly becoming favorites of mine, mostly for sentimental reasons. I'm not sure that that reason translates for young girls, but their little consumer-driven hearts will enjoy the 'real' stories of their dolls anyway. With a war going on now, this book seemed very appropriate, so I bumped it up the to-be-read list. The McIntires, like most of America, faced the Christmas of 1944 with a combination of hope and worry. Molly's older sister, Jill, was encouraging everyone to be 'realistic', and not waste time hoping for fun presents because they'd be disappointed when everything they got was practical. Their father was off in Europe, in danger every day, but it was still hard to believe that the magic of Christmas would wane this year. No gifts had arrived from Dad and Molly, for one, was certain they would show up soon. In the meantime, the McIntires will have to learn to make do and create their own special surprises for one another. There are some spectacular moments in this story, including the conversation between Molly and Jill, where the girls reveal their real concern about the lack of gifts from their father: if he hasn¿t sent anything, not even a card, how can they know he's okay? The current wars don¿t really equate to WWII, and the level of patriotism and sacrifice are not exactly the same, but the belief in Santa, the joy of Christmas, the love of family and the worries for the people serving our country¿ those are always the same. Molly's Surprise captures them very well ¿ I think adults will even find themselves enjoying this one. The educational material at the end of the book is a nice bonus. - AnnaLovesBooks
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked most about Molly's sprise is that Molly & her big sister Jill did NOT tell Mom, Rikky, or Brade about the present that Dad sent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my 3rd grade class one Christmas and couldn't help crying. It's such a moving story and one that helps the children really understand the personal side of WWII on their level. I highly recommend this or any other Americal Girl book. They not only give a great historical fiction perspective on the life and times of the girl featured, but also give facts at the end of the book with interesting pictures. I could say these are perfect for grades 2-5.