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Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girl) Hardcover


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  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Series: American Girl
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc (April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0937295876
  • ISBN-13: 978-0937295878
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,464,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Veronica on December 31, 1999
Format: Paperback
I got this book for Christmas and it is very good.Molly is my favorite character. In this book she almost gave up all hope on her christmas gift from her dad but still had a little flame of hope that kept that gift from getting lost or stollen. But all through still she kept the Christmas spirit which is very important. I would recomend this book to any one. Thank you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 23, 1999
Format: Turtleback
Molly's upset because Christmas cannot be the same because of the war. She tries to salvage whatever part of Christmas she can and when she and her sister Jill find a package from her father they hide it so they can be the ones to surprise their family. My favorite of all the American girl novels.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jill Vanderwood on August 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Molly's Surprise
By Valerie Tripp

Molly is trying hard to be excited about Christmas. With her dad gone to war, it doesn't seem like Christmas will ever be the same, in the McIntire household. Molly wonders if her dad will send a Christmas package, and, if he does, will it get arrive on time? It isn't as important for Molly to have her father's gifts, as it is to know that her dad is alright.

Molly, her sister Jill, and her brother Ricky, put their money together to buy the family a Christmas tree.

Molly discovers the first snow, and can't wait to make snow angels. But, she has a hard time enjoying the snow, while anxiously waiting to see if her father will send a package.

My daughter Karen enjoyed her Molly doll so much, that I enjoyed giving her Molly gifts for Christmas and Birthdays. Imagine her surprise on Christmas morning when she had her very own Molly package under the tree with Molly's Christmas surprise. It came in a box addressed to Molly McIntire from Molly's dad. This item can be ordered in the American Girl section on Amazon under Molly's accessories.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anna M. Ligtenberg VINE VOICE on August 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN 0937295256 - The American Girl books are quickly becoming favorites of mine, mostly for sentimental reasons. I'm not sure that that reason translates for young girls, but their little consumer-driven hearts will enjoy the "real" stories of their dolls anyway. With a war going on now, this book seemed very appropriate, so I bumped it up the to-be-read list.

The McIntires, like most of America, faced the Christmas of 1944 with a combination of hope and worry. Molly's older sister, Jill, was encouraging everyone to be "realistic", and not waste time hoping for fun presents because they'd be disappointed when everything they got was practical. Their father was off in Europe, in danger every day, but it was still hard to believe that the magic of Christmas would wane this year. No gifts had arrived from Dad and Molly, for one, was certain they would show up soon. In the meantime, the McIntires will have to learn to make do and create their own special surprises for one another.

There are some spectacular moments in this story, including the conversation between Molly and Jill, where the girls reveal their real concern about the lack of gifts from their father: if he hasn't sent anything, not even a card, how can they know he's okay? The current wars don't really equate to WWII, and the level of patriotism and sacrifice are not exactly the same, but the belief in Santa, the joy of Christmas, the love of family and the worries for the people serving our country... those are always the same. Molly's Surprise captures them very well - I think adults will even find themselves enjoying this one. The educational material at the end of the book is a nice bonus.

- AnnaLovesBooks
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
In this book Molly McIntire's Dad is in the war so she thinks he won't send presents for Christmas. Of coarse the famly sent him presents but Molly isn't sure her dad will. Then she and her sister Jill find a package from their dad saying not to tell any one about until Christmas. To find out more read the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jsmegkat on January 4, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 10 year old got Molly the doll for Christmas and has been really enjoying reading this Christmas story about her doll. We love the American Girl books and they have made all the difference in her AR Reading in School. Thanks!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terrence C. Collins on January 3, 2014
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For my daughter. She loves it. She is always reading and these stories keep her at her best. May order more..
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