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Molly Learns a Lesson (American Girl…

Molly Learns a Lesson (American Girl Collection) (original 1986; edition 1988)

by Valerie Tripp (Author)

Series: American Girls: Molly (2), American Girls (Molly 2)

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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.
Title:Molly Learns a Lesson (American Girl Collection)
Authors:Valerie Tripp (Author)
Info:American Girl (1988), Edition: Edition Unstated, 88 pages
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Molly Learns a Lesson by Valerie Tripp (1986)


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Molly's got a little bit of a manipulative streak, which I totally can relate with. I like the way this one works out in the end—it might be a bit easy, but it is a kid's book, after all.

I thought these books might be silly or feel too light, since these books were written to go along with actual dolls, thus they could have been very quick and simple. However, they don't smack of a marketing ploy; the author did a great job with them, and they're really just like any other book series written for kids this age. Also, the "Looking Back" section at the end of each book is really interesting! I love that it gives a little history of the time period, generally relating to the story, with pictures and even examples of ads/posters/propaganda from that time period. The focus is on children and even women, which is something that you really aren't going to see a lot of places. I think these books could be a great resource for teaching kids age 7 about the time period, how kids lived in those days, and the hardships they had to deal with. If I'd gotten to these books when my daughter was younger, I would have had her read them and then discussed them with her afterward. ( )
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
This Molly book was more enjoyable then the first one in this series. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
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Molly McIntire loved to look at her teacher, Miss Campbell.
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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. Instead, they choose an idea that Molly knows will never work out. So she talks two friends into planning their own project and keeping it a secret from the rest of the girls in the class. But the secret project turns out to be harder than Molly thought it would be.
She begins to worry that it might not win after all and 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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