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Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story, Book Three (The American Girls Collection) [Paperback]

By Valerie Tripp (Author), Jeanne Thieme (Editor) & Nick Backes (Illustrator)
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Item description for Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story, Book Three (The American Girls Collection) by Valerie Tripp, Jeanne Thieme & Nick Backes...

Even though he is away serving in an English hospital during World War II, Molly's father finds a way to make the family Christmas very special

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Molly and her family face a disappointing Christmas. Dad is off at war in England, Molly's grandparents can't come for the holidays, and it looks like there won't be many exciting presents. Worst of all, the family hasn't heard from Dad for a long time, and they're worried. But Molly decides they should make their own merry Christmas, filled with the kind of surprises that Dad would make. Thanks to Molly, the best surprise of all is waiting for the McIntires on Christmas morning.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: American Girl Publishing Inc
Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.44" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.23"
Weight:   0.46 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1988
Publisher   American Girl
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  8-12
Series  American Girl Molly  
Series Number  3  
ISBN  0937295256  
ISBN13  9780937295250  

Availability  0 units.

More About Valerie Tripp, Jeanne Thieme & 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 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Historical > American Girl > Molly
5Books > Subjects > Children > Issues
6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story, Book Three (The American Girls Collection)?

Another great Molly story!  Aug 31, 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. With Christmas coming on, Molly begins to feel a bit depressed. Her father won't be there, the factories are making armaments rather than toys, and her father's special surprise gifts won't be there. But, Molly remembers that her father told her that Christmas is a time for surprises, and as she and her family begin to make their own merry Christmas, she finds that her father was quite right!

This is another great Molly story! Valarie Tripp does an excellent job of telling a story that is realistic, and yet uplifting and fun. Nick Backes' illustrations are wonderful, and add a lot to an already great story. My twelve-year-old daughter loved this Molly story, and so did I. We both highly recommend this book.

Molly's Surprise A great book!!  Mar 9, 2001
In this book Molly McIntire's Dad is in the war so she thinks he won't send presents for Christmas. Of coarse the famly sent him presents but Molly isn't sure her dad will. Then she and her sister Jill find a package from their dad saying not to tell any one about until Christmas. To find out more read the book.
Moll'ys Surprise  Jan 1, 2000
I got this book for Christmas and it is very good.Molly is my favorite character. In this book she almost gave up all hope on her christmas gift from her dad but still had a little flame of hope that kept that gift from getting lost or stollen. But all through still she kept the Christmas spirit which is very important. I would recomend this book to any one. Thank you.
What a great book.  Jul 24, 1999
Molly's upset because Christmas cannot be the same because of the war. She tries to salvage whatever part of Christmas she can and when she and her sister Jill find a package from her father they hide it so they can be the ones to surprise their family. My favorite of all the American girl novels.

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