Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

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"Leave it to Molly to transform all her 'faults' into marvelous talents.. . . #Catrow's# pictures fill the pages with wild perspectives, goofy-looking kids, and hilarious details. . . . Leaves readers with the feeling that anything can be accomplished if you are the best person you can be and make the most of your gifts." (Kirkus Reviews)

"What keeps the storytelling fresh is the crisp prose and the heroine's full-spead-ahead determination. . . . Catrow's full-bleed pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, awash in ripe colors and animated by slapstick exaggeration, radiate a winningly eccentric elegance." (Publishers Weekly)

"The text is fast and funny, and Molly Lou is a fetching little heroine. Catrow's palette is intense. . . . This will make a comic readaloud." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)

About Patty Lovell

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.David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than 70 books for children, including two that were named New York Times Best Books of the Year. He lives in Ohio with his wife and their three dogs. His website is
Published August 27, 2001 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Spunky Molly Lou Melon isn’t going to let anything get in her way, including the fact that she is short, clutzy, buck-toothed, and has a voice like a frog.

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Newcomer Lovell doesn't offer any real surprises in her fable—there's never any doubt that Molly Lou Melon will charm her classmates with her eccentric talents (which include making a paper snowflake the size of a school room), or that even Ronald Durkin will capitulate and join her fan club.

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Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell and illustrated by David Catrow, is the sweetest little book about a tiny girl who has to move schools and deal with a bully named Ronald Durkin.

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