Happy Birthday, Molly!: A Springtime Story (American Girl)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 2 - 5Grades 2 - 5Qn/an/a
The books in this collection tell the stories of six American girls who lived long ago:
Hardcover, 62 pages
Published on April 30, 1991 by American Girl Publishing Inc
ISBN-10: 0937295906
ISBN-13: 9780937295908
2 Book Reviews
  • goodbookgirl
    goodbookgirlSunday, March 14, 2021 at 5:17 pmFeatured
    Molly has super exciting news for Susan & Linda: an English girl is coming to stay with the McIntires! They expect her to be like an English princess. But Emily is the entire opposite. She's skinny as a stick, her hair is cropped short, she has the plainest clothes, & she's super timid & shy. No matter what the girls do, Emily is quiet and fearful. But it isn't until a blackout drill that Molly finds the truth about Emily. The two girls become good friends. But she also learns a unbelievable truth about her: since she has been around war since she was 5, her family never had time to celebrate her birthdays! But since Molly's 10th birthday is just around the corner, she decides to share it with Emily to make up for the birthdays she's missed. AND she decides to have an English-Princess-Style Tea Party. It will be just like the ones the real English princesses Elizabeth & Margaret Rose have! Mrs. Gilford will make her a special chocolate cake with some butter and sugar. Won't it just go perfectly with the Tea Party? Actually, no. To her surprise, English tea parties don't have cake of any kind included. Only something else that doesn't sound so good to Molly. Molly says that she'll just have the cake anyway. But Emily says no. She wants it to be exactly how it is for the princesses. There's one thing they agree on, though. Imaginary dogs! Each day, they go out on roller skates dragging jump-ropes behind them. It's just like walking a dog. But every second draws them nearer to Molly's birthday, & they must get everything sorted out. But it turns out Molly & Emily can't agree on ANYTHING! Molly gets so mad she blames Emily for ruining her birthday. But wait till you see how her special day turns out! I suggest parents read the last chapter before your girls do because it has a sad part & I am surprised it is in a children's book.
    • lunalovegood8
      lunalovegood8Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:35 pm55 stars
      This book was great!! I really love reading the American Girl Molly books! The stories are really good, and I learn a lot about the history of the 1940’s. Molly is a really nice character and I enjoy reading about her adventures with her friends and family. This book was great because it introduced a new character, Emily.