Metal Molly by Ariadne Tampion: a robot story for children from the author of the character of Loebner Prize winning chatbot 'Joan' and acclaimed adult robot story Automatic Lover...

Wouldn't it be fun to have a robot for a friend?

Isobel certainly thinks so. She thinks robots are really cool. All her favourite books, films and television programmes have robots in them. Then one day clever Professor White brings his little girl robot Molly to learn at Isobel's school.

Molly learns from Isobel how to be a really good friend. Maybe together they can teach class bully Emilia too.

For everyone who loves robots, especially girls age 7-9.

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If you would like to assess the suitability of Metal Molly for class reading, you may apply for a complimentary pdf of the book interior.

NEW FOR 2013: Metal Molly available to schools at cost. Minimum order 20 copies.

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If you have enjoyed sharing Metal Molly with your daughter, you may also enjoy Ariadne Tampion's robot stories for adults. The novella Automatic Lover is available to read free on its own website Its novel-length sequel Automatic Lover – Ten Years On can be bought in book form together with the novella. Details on the website.

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Last updated February 2014.