A spy on the home front : a Molly mystery /

by Hart, Alison; Tibbles, Jean-Paul [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Middleton, WI : Pleasant Co., c2005Description: 165 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm.ISBN: 1584859881 (pbk.) :; 1584859962.Title notes: $16.96 4-2005$6.95 4-2005BRA $6.95 10/23/2014Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Illinois -- Juvenile fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction | German Americans -- Fiction | Farm life -- Illinois -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Illinois -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Chapter booksSummary: During a visit to her grandparents' Illinois farm in 1944, ten-year-old Molly tries to prove the innocence of a German-American neighbor whom the FBI suspects of smuggling anti-American propaganda. Includes historical notes about life on the home front in World War II.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

During a stay at Grammy and Granpa?s farm in the summer of 1944, Molly spends time with her friend Anna Schulz, the daughter of German immigrants. When Aunt Eleanor, now a WASP pilot, stops for a visit, a security check uncovers anti-American propaganda stashed aboard her plane. The FBI interrogates Eleanor but quickly zeroes in on another suspect - Anna?s 17-year-old brother Max. Molly and Anna look for the real traitor. With lots of daring and a little luck, the girls manage to finger the culprit - but they discover that that may not be enough to save Max. Molly realizes that wartime, even on the home front, changes friends and family forever. Includes a full-color "Loking Back" historical essay. Paperbacks also include a tear-off postcard.

American Girl mysteries.

During a visit to her grandparents' Illinois farm in 1944, ten-year-old Molly tries to prove the innocence of a German-American neighbor whom the FBI suspects of smuggling anti-American propaganda. Includes historical notes about life on the home front in World War II.

$16.96 4-2005

$6.95 4-2005

BRA $6.95 10/23/2014

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Horn Book Review

In August 1944, Molly and her friend try to figure out who's using Aunt Eleanor's army airplane to distribute anti-American leaflets. The characters are vehicles for imparting details about life on the homefront rather than fully developed individuals, and there are many references to Molly's previous adventures in other books--neither of which will deter fans. An illustrated afterword provides more history. Glos. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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