Molly's Magic - Storybook
Whisk your students to the Emerald Isle for a lesson in creative thinking.
Molly is no magician, but this jolly porker's great ideas for solving problems work like magic!
British-born author Penelope Paine takes us to the West of Ireland for this warm story of the O'Malley family, whose plan to supplement their farm income with a seaside tea garden seems destined to failure. Young students will learn from Molly's example that adversity may sometimes be overcome with a little creative thinking. Molly's story features the lovely countryside of the O'Malley farm and meticulously rendered details of Irish rural life. From the cozy O'Malley kitchen with its traditional turf fire to the rugged clifftop pastures overlooking Clew Bay, artist Itoko Maeno has captured the beauty and charm of Ireland in glowing watercolors.
The Molly's Magic teaching guide will suggest days of meaningful and fun classroom activities — from computing with Irish currency, to making soda bread and homemade Irish music.
Molly's Magic will help you:
• Investigate problem-solving strategies
• Encourage creative thinking
• Introduce information about farm animals
• Explore the customs and geography of Ireland
This storybook is available at amazon.com in Kindle reading format
Parents' Choice 1996 Video Approval for Groups
"The seven step approach to problem solving will be particularly useful to teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers."
—School Library Journal