Meet Molly: an American girl

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Pleasant Co., Aug 1, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 58 pages
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Rebecca Rubin is a lively nine-year-old girl growing up in a big Jewish family in New York in 1914. She dreams of becoming an actress, but her parents and grandparents have traditional ideas and don't think young ladies should perform. When Rebecca learns that her cousins in Russia are in great danger and must escape to America, she puts on a show to raise money--until her disapproving grandmother steps in. Unexpectedly, Rebecca finds another way to earn money. But for her plan to work, she'll have to keep it a secret. Includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay about Jewish immigration and culture.

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i love this booook!!!!!!----kristina tkachuk

Review: Meet Molly: An American Girl (American Girls: Molly #1)

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This book was written so well. It's the first of the American Girl books that I have read and I was pretty impressed. It was meaningful and not superficial at all, as I somewhat expected (to be honest.) I look forward to reading more and hopefully sharing these with my daughter someday! Read full review

Contents

TURNIPS
1
HULA DANCERS
17
TRICK OR TREAT?
29
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

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.

Nick Backes illustrated Molly' series and short stories. Mr. Backes has two cats, Jack Benny and Lily, who keep him company by lying on his drawing table while he works at home in Oklahoma City.

Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She lives with her husband, Tim, and their children, Maggie and Maxfield.