Brave Emily (American Girl)

by Valerie Tripp

Other authorsNick Backes (Illustrator), Tamara England (Editor)
Paperback, 2006


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American Girl (2006), Paperback, 96 pages


Molly befriends a war refugee named Emily Bennett, who struggles to overcome shyness.

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Emily's trying to fit in and she misinterprets American culture in the process, and gets herself in trouble with a lie. Emily has to tell the truth to her new American friends and her new teacher before they come up with a plan to help her out of it. She also finally comes up with a way to help
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England. The downside of this book is that Tripp tries way too hard to include English words.
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LibraryThing member Philip413
Book Summary: Emily is a foreign exchange student who lives with Molly to get away from the war. Through out the book they display their patriotism and brave through their fears together. Each girl gets a puppy which they are really excited about. Come explore life during World War II with
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Personal Reaction: This book will sure make you thankful that you live in the 21st century. I love how the girls support one another in the tough times and become strong friends. This book sure brings out my patriotism and makes me want to send things over seas to help our soldiers feel comforted as they are at war.

Class Room Extension: This book would be a great read when you want to talk about how life was for children just like your students during World War II. Also you could use this book as a read aloud during story time for the class and discuss patriotism and things we can do to support the war effort now.
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LibraryThing member LadyoftheLodge
I liked the historical notes at the end of the book. The rest of the story would no doubt appeal to elementary age girls, with its emphasis on friendships. Not my favorite of the Molly books.


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96 p.; 8.44 inches


1593692102 / 9781593692100



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