Molly's Pilgrim

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Harper Collins, Oct 14, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Sparkling new illustrations refresh this Thanksgiving classic based on the true experience of a member of Barbara Cohen's family. The touching story tells how recent immigrant Molly leads her third-grade class to discover that it takes all kinds of pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving. Originally published in 1983, Molly's Pilgrim inspired the 1986 Academy Award winning live-action short film.

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Find out what a true pilgrim is, in this adorable Thanksgiving story for young children. Molly is a little Russian girl, whose family immigrated to America. Because of her family's background, their accent, and Jewish ways... the other girls in school tease her. Molly is still learning about American things all the time. Thanksgiving is something new to her, but she quickly discovers what it means.
The third-grade class is celebrating the special holiday by creating a small diorama village of Pilgrims & Indians. Molly feels out of place when everything she does in school turns out different than the other students. The other kids think they know more about Thanksgiving & Pilgrims than Molly does, because she's new.
What does Molly do, that shows the students what Thanksgiving means to her?
Read this cute little book to find out what it must be like for a young girl from Russia to blend in with other children. "Molly's Pilgrim" is written for a 3rd Grade Reading Level. I'd recommend it to any little kids, who are eager to read a Thanksgiving story.

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About the author (1998)

Barbara Cohen (1932-1992) was the author of several acclaimed picture books and novels for young readers, including The Carp in the Bathtub, Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story, Thank You, Jackie Robinson, and King of the Seventh Grade.

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