Molly's Pilgrim, Volume 26

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Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 41 pages
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Molly and her family have moved to America from Russia.

Her mother says they moved to find freedom. But the children in Molly's third-grade class make fun of her accent and clothes. That doesn't seem like freedom to Molly at all.

At Thanksgiving everyone has to bring a Pilgrim doll to class. The doll Molly's mother makes looks like a Russian peasant girl. It doesn't look at all like the Pilgrims Molly has seen in her schoolbook. Molly is afraid she'll never fit in with her classmates now.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

For a book with a lesson, it's pretty good. The original illustrations are fine, with a retro feel that totally fits the plot and the setting. I do like how the teacher isn't perfect, but finally in ... Read full review

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There are many reasons why I liked this book. I liked the plot, as it was organized, kept a maintainable pace, and mainly led the reader to lie in suspense as to what event would happen next. For ... Read full review


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Barbara Cohen authored "The Carp in the Bathtub, " a Passover story that critics dubbed a modern classic. She's also the author of "Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story, " awarded the 1983 Association of Jewish Librarians Book Award and the 1983 National Jewish Book Award for picture books. Highly regarded for her novels as well, which include "Thank You, Jackie Robinson" and "King of the Seventh Grade, " and recipient of the 1983 National Jewish Book Award for children s fiction, Barbara Cohen received the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award presented by the Association of Jewish Librarians. She died in 1992.

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