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Brave Emily (2006)

by Valerie Tripp

Series: American Girls: Molly (Best Friend), American Girls (Molly's Friend)

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Molly befriends a war refugee named Emily Bennett, who struggles to overcome shyness.

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I liked the historical notes at the end of the book. The rest of the story would no doubt appeal to elementary age girls, with its emphasis on friendships. Not my favorite of the Molly books. ( )
  LadyoftheLodge | Aug 15, 2014 |
Book Summary: Emily is a foreign exchange student who lives with Molly to get away from the war. Through out the book they display their patriotism and brave through their fears together. Each girl gets a puppy which they are really excited about. Come explore life during World War II with them.

Personal Reaction: This book will sure make you thankful that you live in the 21st century. I love how the girls support one another in the tough times and become strong friends. This book sure brings out my patriotism and makes me want to send things over seas to help our soldiers feel comforted as they are at war.

Class Room Extension: This book would be a great read when you want to talk about how life was for children just like your students during World War II. Also you could use this book as a read aloud during story time for the class and discuss patriotism and things we can do to support the war effort now.
  Philip413 | Oct 29, 2011 |
Emily's trying to fit in and she misinterprets American culture in the process, and gets herself in trouble with a lie. Emily has to tell the truth to her new American friends and her new teacher before they come up with a plan to help her out of it. She also finally comes up with a way to help England. The downside of this book is that Tripp tries way too hard to include English words. ( )
  t1bclasslibrary | Dec 19, 2009 |
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To Helen Natalie Frances Heuer, with love
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Emily Bennett and Molly McIntire were sitting on the floor in the cozy space between the beds in Molly's room.
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Molly befriends a war refugee named Emily Bennett, who struggles to overcome shyness.

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Emily Bennett, a WWII evacuee from England, comes to stay with Molly McIntire, the star of the six Molly books. She has finaly made friends with Molly and some other girls, when she makes a big mistake. She doesn't know what to do--and if Molly will still want to be her friend when she finds out.
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