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Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image Learn more at Author Central Books By Patty Lovell. Patty Lovell, —, primary author, all editions, calculated Any child who is less than perfect will cheer with joy to meet Molly Lou Melon, a girl who doesn't let. £ Hardcover. Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon with Read Along CD. £ Paperback. Books by Patty Lovell. Showing 3 Results Books: Advanced Search.

He lives in Ohio with his wife, Deborah. In fact, young readers may actually gasp when they get a good look at the fearless first-grader in Catrow's She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head double spread, extreme close-up portrait. Thanks to her grandmother, the protagonist possesses seemingly indomitable self-esteem but will it survive a move to a new school and a bully named Ronald Durkin?

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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 roomor that even Ronald Durkin will capitulate and join her fan club.

What keeps the storytelling fresh is the crisp prose and the heroine's full-speed-ahead determination; the story never dallies too long on the potentially saccharine message.

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Catrow's full-bleed pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, awash in ripe colors and animated by slapstick exaggeration, radiate a winningly eccentric elegance. All rights reserved School Library Journal Review K-Gr 3-Although first-grader Molly Lou Melon is extremely short, has buck teeth you can stack pennies on and a bull-frog voice, and is clumsy, her grandmother keeps reminding her that if she believes in herself, the world will believe in her, too.

When Molly Lou's family moves, and she encounters the school bully, Ronald Durkin, she remembers her grandmother's advice. The intricate snowflake she cuts wins Ronald's admiration and his gift of a stacking penny for her teeth. Catrow's pencil and neon-green-tinged watercolor illustrations suit the exuberant, over-the-top quality of the protagonist and text.

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I wrote the whole thing in ten minutes, ran to class and read it. I guess the grandma in the book is more related to my mom.

I love his colors, his funny side characters and his depiction of Molly Lou.

meet author patty lovell

Interestingly enough, he made Molly Lou live in an old Victorian house that is remarkably similar to the house that I grew up in on Long Island. How did the second book come about?

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I think I was so surprised by my book getting published and by the success that it had, that I was a bit nervous to write a sequel. Also, I found it difficult to write in the same style or pattern as the first book. I had always wanted to write about the homemade fun I had had as a child and somehow coming up with a title first, helped push me into writing again. Thank you for showing the importance of having an active imagination.

meet author patty lovell

How do you exercise your imagination? Being a first grade teacher, I am always using my imagination, thinking up fun lessons or new takes on things to share with the children in my class.

meet author patty lovell

I am blessed to come from two highly imaginative parents who valued creative pursuits. I read that you teach first grade in New York. What books are your first graders devouring?

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We read tons of books! Soon, we will be reading and using the books of Kevin Henkes, to help in our writing workshop.

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