Description - Dear Molly, Dear Olive: Molly Meets Trouble (Whose Real Name Is Jenna) by ,Megan Atwood
There's a new girl in the third-grade, and for some reason, she brings out the worst in Molly. If only Molly's cross-country pen pal, Olive, were there. But Olive's got her OWN set of troubles with her new gymnastics team. As both girls struggle to make new friends, their dishonest emails and letters to each other threaten their relationshp. First-person narratives that alternate point-of-view from chapter to chapter bring the main characters to life. AGES: 6-8 years AUTHOR: Megan Atwood has written over 35 children's books and teaches creative writing at Hamline University. When she is not writing books or teaching, she is inflicting love and affection on her cats and dreaming up more characters to keep her company. She also is trying to find more time to write personal letters to her loved ones, much like Molly and Olive. ILLUSTRATOR: Lucy Fleming lives and works in a small town in England with an animator and a black cat. She has been an avid doodler and bookworm since early childhood, drawing every day, bringing characters and stories to life. She never dreamed that illustrating would be her job! When not at her desk, Lucy loves to be outdoors in the sunshine with a cup of hot tea - doodling, of course. SELLING POINTS: Broad appeal: Multicultural main characters from different geographic areas and family structures Follows trend of friendship chapter books for elementary school kids 1st-person narration alternates from chapter to chapter between Molly and Olive for a greater understanding of their characters
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