Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

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Penguin, Aug 27, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do.

Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart.

But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that. 

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Molly Lou Melon doesn't look or sound like her other friends, but with the encouragement of her grandmother, she gains self-esteem. Once she starts at a new school and bully starts picking on her, she ... Read full review

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Molly Lou is quite small, but her grandma tells her to "stand tall". When moving to a new home, Molly Lou encounters a bully who tries to thwart Molly Lou each day. Molly's perseverance and spirit conquer each episode and help the bully discover a friend. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Patty Lovell's dad told her the best stories when she was a little girl, inspiring her to write her own. Patty has taught elementary school in London, Virginia, Harlem, and on Long Island. She currently teaches first grade and lives in Glen Cove, New York. 

David Catrow is the illustrator of many picture books including Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon and its sequel Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon, written by Patty Lovell; I Wanna Iguana and its two companion books I Wanna New Room and I Wanna Go Home, written by Karen Kaufman Orloff; Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel;The Middle Child Blues by Kristyn Crow; and We the Kids: the Preamble to the Constitution. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.

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