Milly, Molly

Milly, Molly is a series of New Zealand children's books by Gill Pittar. It is about the adventures of two little girls from different ethnic backgrounds, and the books promote the acceptance of diversity and the learning of life skills. There is an animated television series based on the books.

Milly, Molly
AuthorGill Pittar
IllustratorCris Morrell
CountryNew Zealand
LanguageEnglish
Māori
PublisherMilly Molly Books / MM House Publishing
Published2000-present

BackgroundEdit

The books were inspired by a double-ended doll created in 1995 by Gill Pittar to promote tolerance and communication. Following the success of the dolls, she began writing books about the characters with the first book published in 2000.

Milly, Molly books have since been translated into 40 languages.[1]

CharactersEdit

  • Milly: A young girl who is best friends with Molly.
  • Molly: A young girl who is best friends with Milly.
  • Tom: A classmate who plays in the school Soccer Team and he is best friends with Jack.
  • Alf: A new boy from a different country (most likely Germany). Humphrey did not get along with him at first, but they become best friends after Alf comforted him by teaching him a lesson about individuality.
  • Sophie: A girl who is friends with Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth: A girl who is friends with Sophie.
  • Meg: A girl who likes apples.
  • Harry: A boy who has two pet mice called Brian and Brioni. Brian and Brioni had a litter of nine baby mice in "Harry's Mouse".
  • Humphrey: A boy who likes Molly as his unknown crush and has a “MartianGerman Shepherd.
  • George: A boy who likes oranges and has a pet skunk named Stinky.
  • Joe: A boy who has a pet hermit crab.
  • Chloe: A snooty girl who has a pet horse named Prince.
  • Ellie: A blind girl who befriends Milly and Molly. She only appeared in one episode.
  • B.B Brown: A boy who appeared in only one episode. Milly and Molly changed his thieving way.
  • Heidi Untidy: A girl who is always untidy. She only appeared in one episode. The girls (Milly and Molly) cleaned her room with her and Heidi Untidy is very cool with a bright imagination.
  • Family- Milly's Father: he does not really like Marmalade as much as he likes Milly.
  • Milly's Mother: She tries to reconcile Marmalade and Milly's Dad.
  • Molly's Father: He loves yoga.
  • Molly's Mother: She does not like mice.

TV adaptationEdit

Milly, Molly, an Australian-Singapore co-produced animated TV series based on the books, was produced in 2006.[2] An agreement for a second season was made in early 2008.[3] The two young actors, Savannah Lind and Madeline Flood, worked on the TV show. The voice of Aunt Maude was Cornelia Frances. Produced for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation by Milly Molly Group Holdings, Scrawl Studios and Beyond Productions in association with the Media Development Authority of Singapore

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Milly, Molly speak Maltese". Times of Malta. 2007-11-27.
  2. ^ Bond, Georgina (2006-05-12). "Milly and Molly for TV fame". New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 2012-10-17.
  3. ^ "Second Milly, Molly series to be produced". OnScreen Asia. 2008-02-12. Archived from the original on 2008-12-03.

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