Changes For Molly: A Winter Story

Changes For Molly A Winter Story Molly can t wait for Dad to come home he ll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show Molly isn t worried about her tap dancing but she wants to look sophisti

  • Title: Changes For Molly: A Winter Story
  • Author: Valerie Tripp
  • ISBN: 9780590450836
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Molly can t wait for Dad to come home he ll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show Molly isn t worried about her tap dancing, but she wants to look sophisticated so that Dad will know how much she s grown up while he s been away at war Unfortunately, Molly s hair is all wrong When Jill finally finds a way to give Molly glorioMolly can t wait for Dad to come home he ll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show Molly isn t worried about her tap dancing, but she wants to look sophisticated so that Dad will know how much she s grown up while he s been away at war Unfortunately, Molly s hair is all wrong When Jill finally finds a way to give Molly glorious curls, everything seems to be perfect Then Molly gets sick Things couldn t be worse until the doctor comes just in time.

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    1. I have never been able to read this book without crying. I'm not usually one to cry over books, but this one gets to me every time. So good!

    2. This review is from the perspective of a mother. I am reading the books to decided when they are age appropriate for my daughter.I'm torn on this book. The early Molly books are about how she resists change, she wishes everything was like before the war, with her family together, and everyone the same. And then she begins to mature in the later books, taking on leadership roles and wanting the spotlight, sometimes in a childish way, but usually good. Then this book flips everything around and sh [...]

    3. I liked this book because it was a true story, and also because it was a girl that didn't have her dads with her and she was really brave and I like characters that believe in themselves also because my dad left to but it was not because he wanted to. It was about a girl that her dad helped the soldiers and was away for 2 years and she wanted to change her style for him. I recommend this book to persons who don't have a family member with them and that likes dancing.

    4. This is the last book in Molly's American Girl Series. Molly has become the star of her dance class and she fights to get the lead part. It comes at a price though and all the pain and toil for her hair has thrown a wrench in her plans. But in the end she gets and even better gift. I thought Changes for Molly was a good and sweet way to wrap up the series. Its a great one for young ladies and gentlemen to read.

    5. My favorite part is when Molly and Jill are talking. You never see them interact much, but that was such a sweet scene.

    6. Molly is a nine year old girl living in america during world war 2. Her father is a doctor who is in England taking care of wounded solders. Molly loves to dance and get the solo part in a big show to support the solders. Molly feels that her plain old straight hair isn't good enough for the part so her older sister, Jill, help her make it curly. The only way Jill could get her hair to stay curly is to keep it damp and rolled up until right before she danced. The family received a letter from th [...]

    7. I think that this book is really fun,because at first Molly wanted to be miss victory Miss Victory needed to have curly hair and she would wear a tiara and a beautiful dress.So Molly asked her sister Jill to help her make curly hair. But every night Molly needed to sleep with her hair wet. The on the next day when she took out the pins out from her hair,her hair would be curly.Then one day when she went to school miss La Vonda, Molly's teacher picked her to be miss Victory,because her hair was c [...]

    8. There are two themes running through this story. First, Molly's father is due to return from the war work he was doing in England very soon, obviously something everyone is looking forward to. He might come on a certain date, but it's also possible he might be delayed.The other theme is Molly's role as Miss Victory in a Red Cross show. She decides she needs to have her hair done differently, though, and manages to do that. She's also the best dancer and gets the role of Miss Victory, but then so [...]

    9. I liked this book because Molly's Dad was coming home from World War II. He was a doctor and he went to England to heal the injured soldiers. In Molly's dance class, she was doing a show, and her whole family was in it, and Molly was doing a dance in the show. In it the girls in Molly's dance had costumes that were red, white and blue. They danced together so that they looked like the flag. And then the flag would separate, and one girl would come down wearing a sparkling costume, and she would [...]

    10. I haven't read this since 5th grade, but I remember liking it. Molly was another AG series who has some great character development as she matures thru her books. This was a great wrap-up to her saga, w/ a very happy-tearful ending!I remember I had a Samantha doll, but I have a sister named Molly who got a Molly doll. The funny thing was, my sister Molly looked more like Samantha (brown hair & brown eyes) while I looked more like the Molly doll (brown hair, blue eyes, glasses). So our dolls [...]

    11. My sister and I loved the American Girls dolls catalog that would come to the house. The dolls were so pretty and had such cool, detailed stuff! We never got them though because they were way too expensive. My sister liked Kirsten because she was blond and Sweedish, like my grandmother's family. I liked the Molly books because she looked like me, brown hair and glasses. I read them really when I was too old for them so I didn't find them that exciting, but they were alright. I still remember Mol [...]

    12. In Changes for Molly, Molly is preparing to for an exciting dance number with her tap class. Molly is chosen to be Miss Victory for the performance and she couldn't be more excited! Molly also finds out that her Dad is coming home from the War. Molly is even more excited now that she thinks her dad will be in the audience watching her. Everything seems perfectuntil, Molly gets sick. What bad timing! Everything seems to be going wrong, and now Molly's dad has travel delays. Find out what happens [...]

    13. Molly is involved in a patriotic dance production, and works hard to get a lead role. Along the way, she tries different ways to make her hair to look the way she wants it to -- hopefully not something that second- or third-grade readers are too caught up in just yet -- but certainly something that most girls experiment with at some point or another (to varying degrees). By the end of the story, things have not worked out the way she wants them to, but it all pales in comparison when she gets th [...]

    14. I thought Changes for Molly was fine. It was a little funny in some parts but in one part it was a little sad. There was a part when Susan and Molly and Linda were trying to give Molly a perm so she could be a Miss Vitoria. Molly was chosen to be Miss Victoria but in the end she goes to bed with her hair in rags. Then in the morning Molly wakes up and has an earache and fever so she wasn't Miss Victoria. But then that day her dad came home from Europe. He had been gone for two years. I liked thi [...]

    15. Molly's family is excited, they received a letter from dad and he's coming home from England! It's been two years since Molly has seen her father and she wants to prove that she's changed, she wants him to know she mature now and Molly is determined to win the part of Miss Victory in the town Pageant to prove it. Molly has a problem though, her hair, she's sure she won't get the part unless she has curly hair, so with help from Jill she does her hair in pin-curls. Will Molly win the part of Miss [...]

    16. So I was reading this book on the bus way back in elementary school. I remember slapping my feet on the floor pretending I was tap dancing like Molly, and the bus driver yelled at me to stop or, so help her God, I'd be walking home. From that moment on I held a great resentment toward tap dancing, and my bus driver. So much so, that I can't thoroughly enjoy those oh-so-wholesome 50's musicals or sitting in the seat behind the bus driver.

    17. I love seeing the various talents the Amercian Girls have. Molly is wonderfully athletic and shows that in the skill of dancing. The only problem with this story is that the ending is so abrupt. I would really have liked one more chapter to let the rest of the family come home so that we could feel som closure at the end of this story. But still, I enjoyed the book and enjoyed the spunk and spirit that Molly shows.

    18. Other than the ending, which was took away from a large story line, this was a nice conclusion to this series on Molly, a young girl in America dealing with life on the home front while her father is away serving in Europe. The afterward was extremely informative in all the books, but even more so in this one. These are a fantastic additional resources for students to more clearly get a picture of life during this time in history, or just for a fun read.

    19. Molly can't wait for Dad to come home--he'll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show! Molly isn't worried about her tap dancing, but she wants to look sophisticated so that Dad will know how much she's grown up while he's been away at war. Unfortunately, Molly's hair is all wrong. When Jill finally finds a way to give Molly glorio

    20. I thought this was a very good book. I really enjoyed rereading it. Molly has changed since the first book. She wants to look and act grown up and be the best Miss Victory dancer and she was so excited to hear that her dad is coming home from Europe and being stationed back at home and working for the military hospital in their hometown.

    21. The final Molly book. I loved reading this series with Fionnoula. She was very engaged for a 4 1/2 year old. There were lots of details in the stories that told about what it was like to be a child during WWII. The reader - and listeners - could get a sense of rationing, missing loved ones, and being patriotic. We will definitely be checking out the other American Girl books.

    22. My first grader really enjoyed the whole Molly series. The content really kick started some good discussions about life during WWII. The historical aspects definitely help expose children to some additional perspectives on life in different generations.

    23. It was pretty sad because at the end she didn't get to go to the show that she was planning on. Her dad did come home in the end so it was a pretty good book. It was my first chapter book I have ever read.

    24. While I read all of Molly's books I could find, even as a child I was drawn more to the setting than the character. I thought she was terribly bratty and shallow. Maybe it's because as a curly haired girl I could not imagine going through such lengths for pin curls!

    25. This was our favorite Molly book by far! Not only does it include the Miss Victory tap dancing storyline, but Molly's dad comes home at the very end. Abby loved it. My mom has a Molly doll and now Abby and I are both insisting that her Molly NEEDS the Miss Victory tap dance costume:)

    26. molly is in tap class and they are going to have a show about America and everyone gets to try to be Mrsctory. molly gets the part.but molly gets a fever and hast to give her costume to someone else. right when molly's mom pulls out of the driveway molly's dad comes home from world war two.

    27. A very sweet ending to a series of books that are the rare breed of age-appropriate discussion on serious topics that are not preachy. It just goes to show that life can still be about sparkly tiaras and curly hair at the same time it is about absent fathers and world war.

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