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The sequel to Molly's Pilgrim finds Molly, a young Jewish immigrant girl from Russia, invited to her first American birthday party, where she definitely wants to taste the cake, even though it is Passover and she knows she should not. Reading Level, 3.7.
 

About the Author

Barbara Cohen authored "The Carp in the Bathtub, " a Passover story that critics dubbed a modern classic. She's also the author of "Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story, " awarded the 1983 Association of Jewish Librarians Book Award and the 1983 National Jewish Book Award for picture books. Highly regarded for her novels as well, which include "Thank You, Jackie Robinson" and "King of the Seventh Grade, " and recipient of the 1983 National Jewish Book Award for children s fiction, Barbara Cohen received the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award presented by the Association of Jewish Librarians. She died in 1992. When Jan Naimo Jones is not painting or creating, she enjoys going to her children's basketball, baseball, football, and swimming events, as well as their musical theater productions. One of her favorite places to visit is the Cayman Islands because of the area's colorful scenery. Jan lives in Michigan with her husband, seven children, a Yorkie-poo named Stitch (who is painted in the Seasons of Faith book The Red Boat), and a cockatiel named Homer.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by softcover.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 In a companion to Molly's Pilgrim (1983), Molly Hyman—still in third grade and still struggling to adjust to American customs- -attends her first birthday party, only to be hideously embarrassed: since it's Passover, she can't eat any of the elegant cake and is thus exposed to the scorn a...

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A worthy companion to Cohen's Molly's Pilgrim , this equally affecting tale follows Molly, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, as she discovers another tradition observed in her adopted America

Jan 31 1994 | Read Full Review of Make a Wish, Molly

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A worthy companion to Cohen's Molly's Pilgrim , this equally affecting tale follows Molly, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, as she discovers another tradition observed in her adopted American homeland.

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