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Make a Wish, Molly

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In Russia, Molly and her mother didn't celebrate birthdays the way they do in America. When Molly's invited to a birthday party, she's excited to be able to taste a pink and white cake. Then something happens at Emma's party that Molly won't ever forget. She knows it's the week of Passover and she knows she shouldn't eat the cake. What should Molly do?
Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Yearling (first published February 1st 1994)
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Deborah Harris
Dec 23, 2013 Deborah Harris added it
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AR Quiz No. 12494 EN Fiction
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It is the spring of Molly's first year in America. Some of her classmates still poke fun every chance they get, but Molly doesn't care as much as she did. She has a good friend named Emma, and she is happy. One day, as Emma and Elizabeth walk Molly home, they pass the bakery. Molly sees her first birthday cake and learns of the strange customs of celebrating birthdays. When Emma invites Molly to her birthday party, Molly is ecstatic. She can't wait to taste the cake. Then Molly's mother reminds ...more
Feb 25, 2013 Deborah rated it really liked it
I'm not sure that I should count this for my reading challenge as it is only about 35 pages long, but I'm going to anyway. ;)

Molly's Pilgrim is one of my absolute favorite books (I re-read it every year around Thanksgiving) and I had no idea until we were setting up our Passover display that there was another book about Molly. It's hard to say that I loved it as much as Molly's Pilgrim but it is definitely a worthy and wonderful sequel which was unfortunately published posthumously. I'm so glad
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Dec 07, 2015 Miri Mandel rated it liked it
It's a good book and it's about a girl. I like that it's about a girl and she keeps Pesach so she can't eat cake and somebody there says that Jews throw things on the floor so she runs out and she never went to a birthday party where she came from so this was the first birthday party she ever went to. And it's a really good book.
Nov 11, 2015 MJ rated it really liked it
Great story! The cover made it look like it was Molly's birthday but in the beginning of the book it wasn't. Alissa notices so many details.
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Barbara Cohen (1932-1992) was the author of several acclaimed picture books and novels for young readers, including The Carp in the Bathtub, Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story, Thank You, Jackie Robinson, and King of the Seventh Grade.
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