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Happy Birthday Molly! A Springtime Story

Happy Birthday Molly A Springtime Story Molly is excited to learn that an English girl is coming to stay at the McIntires just in time for Molly s birthday But Emily turns out to be different from the glamorous girl Molly pictured Emily is

  • Title: Happy Birthday Molly! A Springtime Story
  • Author: Valerie Tripp
  • ISBN: 9780590450775
  • Page: 175
  • Format: None
  • Molly is excited to learn that an English girl is coming to stay at the McIntires just in time for Molly s birthday But Emily turns out to be different from the glamorous girl Molly pictured Emily is shy and standoffish Then Molly discovers she and Emily have some important things in common The girls become fast friends and decide to celebrate Molly s birthday with aMolly is excited to learn that an English girl is coming to stay at the McIntires just in time for Molly s birthday But Emily turns out to be different from the glamorous girl Molly pictured Emily is shy and standoffish Then Molly discovers she and Emily have some important things in common The girls become fast friends and decide to celebrate Molly s birthday with an English tea party But they can t agree on how to do it, and it takes a special birthday surprise to help them patch up their hurt feelings.Book Details Format PaperbackPublication Date 3 1 1988Pages 88Reading Level Age 8 and Up

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    1. Keeping up with the kiddo with this read. ;) This is an excellent introduction to what the war was like for a British child, and the history is conveyed smoothly. But the girls were so petty in this story, it was frustrating. I found it difficult to believe that the children wouldn't have gotten a little more explanation from adults to encourage compassion.

    2. In this Molly story there is a new arrival at the McIntire home, Emily Bennett a refugee girl from England has been sent to America to escape the bombings and is staying with Molly's family. Molly is excited at first, but finds it really hard to get to know Emily, she hardly talks and never smiles, but soon Molly learns how to befriend Emily and they end up planning Molly's birthday party together.

    3. I'll admit I particularly love the American Girl books for their celebration of American history while refusing to gloss over the tough issues. This is one of the best examples. In this story, Molly is forced to question many of her preconceptions about her country and war when she meets Emily, an English girl who has experienced war. Early on in the book, Molly is excited as her brother pretends to bomb her as she hides in a make-believe shelter, alluding to the all too common juvenile love of [...]

    4. It is 1944 and America is involved in World War II. Nine-year-old Emily Bennett, from England, comes to live with the McIntire family for a short time. Emily's stiff, formal personality is quite a contrast to Molly McIntire the extrovert! When a blackout occurs, Molly sees Emily's discomfort and fear; Emily has experienced the Blitz and has seen the realities of war. Molly sees the war as "pleasantly scary". Finally, the girls bond over their interest in English royalty(the Princesses, Margaret [...]

    5. Molly, an American girl in 1944, during WWII, thinks she has it very tough. She misses her father terribly and doesn't like that they have to live without some things. An English girl named Emily comes to stay with Molly and her family and she thinks Molly is spoiled compared to her. Molly then realizes that she has it easy compared to Emily in some ways. Her and Emily plan a birthday party together that is going to be a princess tea party, but they disagree on some things. Will they put their d [...]

    6. The book was about a girl her name was Molly . One day a new girl came to her house Molly said,"Why is she here mom and who is she?"Then mom said,"she came to stay in our house for awhile,because London had a war"So Molly told Susan and Linda to go first."Then Molly started to ask the new girl and her personality.They both had fun spending time together.They both told each other about them selves.Then Molly showed the new girl her bedroom.One day they had a fight after that they both said sorry [...]

    7. I liked this book because it was Molly's birthday, and an English girl named Elizabeth had to come to Molly's house to stay because her parents were too busy to take care of her. Molly and Elizabeth became good friends, and they liked to dress up like the two princesses of England. The two princesses of England always dressed up the same, and they tried to find the same clothes to wear. The princesses had dogs, and they pretended they had real dogs but they were having just invisible dogs. For h [...]

    8. Emily, a girl from England, is coming to stay with Molly's family for a little while. There's a definite difference of cultures as, at first, the girl's seem to get on really well, but when some planning for Molly's birthday party arises, there's a strong cultural difference between the two and their friendship could be over.The historical information section contains material on children and teenagers of that time, the lack of toys, and things that were being done to make sure the children woul [...]

    9. This review is from the perspective of a mother. I am reading the books to decided when they are age appropriate for my daughter.The particular book gets into some tough issues. Molly learns a lot about empathy and life during war time from her new friend from England, Emily. But all is not perfect, and I think this book gives a good rendition of the kinds of corss-cultural differences,and the kind of misunderstandings and jealousies of 9 year olds.The Looking Back section has slipped my mind - [...]

    10. This was my favorite so far in the Molly, American Girl Series. In this edition not only do readers continue to receive information about life on the home front during World War II, they also learn a little about life in England, where the effects of war surround them. Emily is a young girl from London who has been evacuated to America, like so many other English children, and is staying with the McIntire’s for a time. These two girls have very different impressions of the war and will have to [...]

    11. This book is the 4th in the Molly: An American Girl Series. In this one, a young refugee is sent from England and due to a family member being ill she stays with Molly's family. At first its a struggle. Molly wants to be friends with Emily but its hard for Molly to connect with Emily. The war games american children played in the 40's were real life for children like Emily. Eventually the two overcome and they become fast friends and together plan a joint birthday party. There are some bumps alo [...]

    12. The one where there was an English exchange student, Emily, & they had a make-shift home-front-ration-friendly tea party. I haven't read it since about 5th grade, but I still remember some things about it--making friends cross-culturally, & compromise.Apparently there was a language-barrier, even though we thought they spoke English in England.Molly: "She calls her sneakers her 'plimsoles'."Lila: "Really? Oh deah! My plimsoles smell simply dreadful!"

    13. A nice comparison of the English WWII experience and the American WWII experience as seen through the eyes of two 10 year old girls. My only earlier quibble with this series had been that Molly's dad was sent to England as a doctor. This is a radically different WWII experience than if she had her father sent as a solider directly to the front lines. But this book really makes that choice pay off by giving us Emily to remind Molly of the extent of the war's reach.

    14. I like this series so far because Molly is changing from kind of a selfish stinker to a girl who is trying to think of others first. In this book we meet the English girl Emily who has been evacuated from London. She and Molly struggle to become friends because they are so different, but I love how they overcome their differences to plan and share their birthday party. Abby really liked this book too although I'm not sure my attempt at Emily's accent was that convincing!

    15. I loved reading this book with my little one, and learning about what it might be like to live in the 1940's. The war's going on and Molly gets to have a girl her age, from England, come stay with her. As she's making a new friend, Molly learns about what the war is really like for people in England. This book, like all the American Girl books, as great illustrations, is very well written, and fun to read.I recommend this book to girls ages 8-12 years old.

    16. I really love Emily's character and how she enlightens Molly about how things really were over in England. I also loved how they played being the princesses of England. I think that both grew from the experience of seeing each others point of few. I only with Emily was in the last two books as well.

    17. another book I loved reading to Lucy. I'm not saying this is an amazing 5 star book that everyone should read, but as a parent reading to my child Yes 5 stars. I enjoyed the story, Lucy loves the story, good message and we spent time together. I haven't read a Jilly book yet that we haven't loved

    18. In this story Molly and her family end up hosting Emily, a girl from England, for a few weeks. She helps teach Molly empathy as she realizes that Emily has had a very different wartime experience than she has had. While planning a birthday party, the girls get into an argument, but are able to learn to appreciate and value each other's experiences, which is an important lesson to learn.

    19. I thought this book was sad and a little funny. It was sad because there is a girl there who is from England and she had a dog but when the bombs were hitting England, her dog was trapped under a building when the bomb hit. So Emily lost her dog a very sad way. I cried a little when I read it. I liked this book.

    20. I thought this was a good book. I enjoyed rereading it. I thought Emily is such a great new character. Having Molly learn more about the war in England and how it effects the other people. Her idea for a princess tea party was a good idea. Emily and Molly are great together. They bring out the best in each other.

    21. This was my least favorite Molly book, I think just because the ending felt really incomplete for me. I felt like it needed another chapter to conclude the story a bit more. But I like the dynamics and it's still really cute.

    22. I thought that it was really cool because an English girl came to stay with Molly because her aunt was sick. They didn't want her to get sick. The English girl's name was Emily. At the end, they both wanted a puppy and they got one on Molly's Birthday. It was the best book I ever read of Molly.

    23. This did a very good job of introducing the concept of war to children and what it would be like to live through it. Molly develops a sense of empathy for the English refugee Emily that spurred some good discussion with my six year old.

    24. My first grader really enjoyed the whole Molly series. The content really kick started some good discussions about life during WWII. The historical aspects definitely help expose children to some additional perspectives on life in different generations.

    25. The war hasn't really seemed real, until now when Molly meets a girl from England who has lived it since she was small. A story about learning to live with someone and dealing with jealousy and yes, even putting yourself into someone else's shoes for awhile. Another great Molly story!

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