Molly's Surprise


By Valerie Tripp

Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: American Girl 1986

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Molly's family has to find a way to make the holiday special even though her father is away during World War II. (Part of the American Girl Collection)


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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.