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Molly Learns a Lesson: A School Story (American Girls Collection) [Paperback]

By Valerie Tripp (Author) & Nick Backes (Illustrator)
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During World War II, nine-year-old Molly goes to school and with her friends tries to aid the war effort

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Molly is determined that the third-grade girls will win her school's Lend-a-Hand Contest to help the war effort. When they choose an idea that Molly knows will never work, she talks two friends into doing their own secret project. But the project turns out to be harder than Molly expected. Worried that it might not win after all, Molly decides to spy on the other girls to see how they are doing. When Molly and her friends get caught peeking in a window, they learn some important lessons.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: American Girl Publishing Inc
Pages   67
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 6" Height: 0.23"
Weight:   0.46 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2005
Publisher   American Girl
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  8-12
Series  American Girl Molly  
Series Number  2  
ISBN  0937295167  
ISBN13  9780937295168  

Availability  0 units.

More About Valerie Tripp & Nick Backes

Valerie Tripp Valerie Tripp is an American author best known for her beloved American Girl historical fiction characters Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Emily, and Molly. Ms. Tripp also writes poems, songs, stories, skills book pages, and nonfiction essays for educational publishers. She is the author of dozens of phonetically controlled stories at the pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade levels of The Superkids Reading Program and all of the stories in the second grade readers, "The Superkids Hit Second Grade" and "The Superkids Take Off." In addition, she is a founder and the Editorial Director of Boys Camp a series of realistic fiction books for readers aged 7 to 12, and also the author of the books in the Hopscotch Hill School series, and the Just One More series, published by Childrens Press.

Tripp became a writer because of the kind of person she is. She's curious, and writing requires you to be interested in everything. She loves to talk and writing is a way of talking on paper.

Valerie Tripp currently resides in the state of Maryland. Valerie Tripp was born in 1951.

Valerie Tripp has published or released items in the following series...
  1. American Girl: Beforever

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1900s
3Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Historical > American Girl > Molly
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Molly Learns A Lesson  Jul 5, 2006
Molly is a lively nine-year-old girl growing up on America's Home Front in 1944. Her father is serving as a doctor in England and Molly is always willing to help with the war effort. When her teacher challenges the class to do a "Lend-A-Hand" project in one weekend to help soldiers, a snobby girl named Alison comes up with the brilliant idea to knit a hundred pairs of socks! Molly thinks this idea is stupid and decides to strike out with her own project: collecting bottle tops. But that turns out to be harder then she expected. Can the whole class find a way to work together before the project falls apart?

I liked this book because it uses the wartime idea of being allies to teach an important lesson about friendship. The characters are three-dimensional and are a joy to read about. I highly recommend this book, and the whole Molly series, to any girls interested in WWII historical fiction.
I love this book !!!  Jun 20, 2006
It`s a great book ! Any girl 7 and up or older should have this book. I`m nine years old and Molly is around that age. I love it ! You also should get the whole Molly seris. I love it !
Another great Molly story!  Feb 25, 2003
This is another in the American Girls series about Molly McIntire, a ten-year-old girl living on the home front during World War 2. Molly's school is having a "Lend-a-Hand Contest" to help the war effort, and to teach the children about working together. But, when one girl volunteers the third grade girls to knit socks, Molly cringes-she knows how hard it is to knit a sock, and she wants out. So, grabbing hold of two friends, Molly abandons the project and sets out on her own. In this book, Molly learns a lesson about working together...but in a completely different way than her teacher imagined!

As with the other Molly stories, this one is great! The story is very entertaining, and gently teaches an important lesson. My 11-year-old daughter is a big fan of Molly, and so am I. We both highly recommend this book to you!

Pretty Good Book  Feb 3, 2000
When Molly finds herself in a corner, she tries to get out of it. Do you think sewing is easy? Well Molly thinks it's easy until she tries to sew, but she can't do it. So Molly thinks of an idea. This story is probably set in the 1940's, like in World War 2. When you read this book you will probably like it. You will figure out what Molly does to save her friends. I would not think a 14 year old boy would like it, but an 8 year old girl would probably like it a lot. It's pretty good when you get into it!

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