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The Stone Doll of Sister Brute (A Dell Young Yearling Book) Paperback – July 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 27 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (July 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440406811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440406815
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,564,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dissatisfied with her stone doll and an ugly dog, an obstreperous youngster learns about familial love in this winsome, deceptively simple story. Ages 6-9.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Greenbaum on October 28, 2002
Format: Library Binding
Somehow I discovered this book in paperback when my (now) 30-year-old son was preschool age. I read the book to him, to his sister who is nine years younger, and to many children with whom I have worked in public school as a speech language pathologist. Finally I gave the well-worn book to my son because he is now a father. It's guaranteed to warm a child's heart. Sister Brute has no one to love until she gets an "ugly kicking dog" and a doll made from a stone. Then she discovers that there are other people to love.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Igneri on April 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
I used to read this book to my son and to my nieces. Unfortunately, I can no longer find it (sigh!) This was such a sweet story: Sister Brute meets a dog in the woods who wears hard boots, kicks her and begs to be loved! Over time, Both Sister Brute, her Family and the kicking dog learn a lesson about Love. I would love to buy a copy of this book, but $30 for one book is out of my league.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mari luna on June 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is funny and charming for all ages. Children will enjoy the story and illustrations. Adults will be in awe of the twisted logic of the protagonist. Everyone to whom I've ever recommended this book has fallen in love with it! I so wish it were still available.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dee on March 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Idk how I got the book but I've had it since I was a child. Sister Brute is my favorite book ever & so many people don't know it exists. My dad & I used to laugh about the hob-nailed boot wearing dog who would kick her because he wanted her to love him. I wish I could find another copy so I could gift it to my friend for her new baby. I treasure mine too much too much to let it go.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J on October 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As described. My wife loved the book and all of the character an old library book added to her memories of this story.
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