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Molly's Promise

3.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When Molly learns a talent competition is coming to town, her friend Murphy (A Different Game, Murphy and Mousetrap) becomes her manager. Molly is certain she is a good singer--she has been singing in her head for as long as she can remember. She doesn't sing out loud because of a promise she made to herself. Years ago, Molly vowed that her mom would be the first one to he ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Susan
Sep 05, 2014 Susan rated it liked it
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Sylvia Olsen is writing the books Canadian schools need. Stories for young reader's which have strong First Nation's people as their main characters. Stories which tell us about the divisions and conflicts in our schools and communities but include the hope of living beyond the stereotypes. Molly's Promise is one of those stories. It's a little trite and predictable and I could use a slightly less than perfect ending but a worthwhile addition to the K-6 library. This story would be a useful for ...more
Gemma
Jul 19, 2013 Gemma rated it liked it
Shelves: kids

My overall impression of this book is that it's a short, sweet story about a girl coming into her own. There are strong themes of true friendship and friendship in the face of bullying, gaining and building self-confidence, and what it really means to win.

For the most part, I think that the author successfully portrays Molly's character--her thoughts, feelings--with realism and familiarity so that her readers can empathize with the middle school difficulties that Molly faces. In particular, I li
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Anne
Molly is considering trying out for a talent competition. She hears music in her head all the time, but has made a promise to herself that she will not sing until her mom, who left when Molly was just a baby, comes home again. However, she can no longer keep her voice inside – but she doesn't want to break her promise either. With the support of friends and family, she makes difficult decisions. Characters include a range of First Nations people who are nicely done without lots of cultural stere ...more
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Sylvia Olsen is a writer and public speaker living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. She is the author of several picture books, a number of first readers and novels for young adults and one non fiction—so far. Most of all she is a mother and grandmother and aunty to dozens of nieces and nephews.

Sylvia has spent most of her life living in Tsartlip First Nation, where her children and grandc
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