Brave Emily: 1944

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Pleasant, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 85 pages
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Spring 1944: Emily Bennett, a young English girl, has come to stay with Molly McIntire's family to escape the bombing of London. Emily's parents sent her off with the reminder to be a brave soldier for England, but Emily doesn't see how she can do that. Molly tries hard to make sweet, shy Emily feel at home, and Emily is grateful for Molly's friendship. Emily is delighted that she can help Molly with math and is pleased and proud when she impresses Molly. But it is not until Emily makes a big mistake and has to ask Molly for help that Emily shows how truly brave she is--and both girls learn what friendship really means.

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User Review  - LadyoftheLodge - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - Philip413 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Valerie Tripp graduated with honors from the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973. She received a Masters of Education from Harvard University in 1981. From 1974 to 1980, she was a writer for the Addison-Wesley Reading Program. She then became a freelance writer for The Hampton-Brown Company and ELHI Publishers Services creating educational materials for major publishers. In 1983, Tripp and Pleasant Rowland decided to write a series of books about girls growing up all over the country during some of the most historical events of the past. Rowland envisioned the books as one of the cornerstones of a new company she had just founded called the Pleasant Co. Tripp's first assignment for Pleasant Co. was writing four of the six books about Samantha, a girl in turn-of-the-century America. Tripp then wrote about Felicity, Molly, and Josephina for the American Girls series. Her other works include the Hopscotch Hill School series.

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.

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