A Spy on the Home Front: A Molly Mystery (American Girl Mysteries)

by Alison Hart

Paperback, 2005




American Girl (2005), 176 pages


During a visit to her grandparents' Illinois farm in 1944, ten-year-old Molly tries to prove the innocence of a German-American neighbor whom the FBI suspects of smuggling anti-American propaganda. Includes historical notes about life on the home front in World War II.


½ (28 ratings; 3.9)

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LibraryThing member padame
Molly is enjoying visit to Grammy and Grandpa’s peaceful farm in the summer of 1944. But when Aunt Eleanor, an army pilot, flies if for a visit, she unknowingly brings trouble—and a frightened mystery. Molly looks for clues, but she discovers something else…that even on the home front,
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wartime changes friends and family foreve
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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
This book is particularly interesting because we see a side to WWII totally left out of the Molly books. Molly finally sees that the home front is more than patriotic fervor. There are groups in America who want to subvert the American cause. America also punished Japanese and German citizens for
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their ancestry, during WWII, by putting them in internment camps. Molly takes some big risks at her grandparents' farm and at the local airfield solving this one, but they pay off.
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LibraryThing member shsunon
It is August, 1944. America is involved in World War II. Molly (age 10) is visiting her grandparents' farm. But Molly and her friend Anna Schulz find that the war at home is much more than Victory gardens and collecting cans. Anna's brother is falsely arrested. Another German family is placed in an
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internment camp.To prove Max's innocence and solve this mystery, Molly and Anna must lie and mislead their elders. This historical mystery provides a German glossary and a vivid description of security and life on the home front during WWII.
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6.88 inches


1584859881 / 9781584859888


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