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The Doll People Paperback – August 25, 2003
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Fans of The Borrowers and Stuart Little will love this exciting story of adventure and mystery. The relationship between the two doll families, one antique, one modern, is hilariously, wonderfully drawn. The Funcrafts are reckless and raucous, with fearlessness born of their unbreakable plastic parts. The Doll family is reserved and somewhat prim, even though they occasionally break into '60s tunes like "Respect" in their sing-alongs. Annabelle is a heroine with integrity and gumption. Ann Martin (The Babysitters Club series) and Laura Godwin create a witty, intriguing tale, illustrated with humor and a clever eye for detail by Brian Selznick. (Ages 7 to 11) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
A great story, with wonderfully animated charecters, a good mystery and fun suspense that'll keep tickling your funny bone, especially when the Captain (a real live cat) decides to investigate the dolls, or a real spider almost the same size as one of the doll charecters, crawling a wee bit too close for comfort, truly awakening the imagination with the authors knack for giving just the right amount of detail to keep your mind wanting for more...
I'd recommend this book for anyone who enjoys sharing great stories with their children, especially moms and daughters.. even for adults who have a passion for dolls. Excellent, will be one of my favorites for a long long time.
I cannot believe I almost forgot to mention the amazing illustrations! The most beautiful book we ever read was Hugo by Brian Selznick and his drawings in this book is what attracted us to it. They are a great addition to the pictures conjured up in your imagination while reading.
My daughter loved The Doll People and read it over the span of a week as she found the storyline to be interesting with lots of mystery and suspense, and of course, a high sense of adventure. The Doll family have been around for more than a hundred years, traveling all the way from England on a ship to the United States sometime in the late 1800s. Annabelle Doll has been eight years old for a long time, living in her dollhouse with the rest of her family, i.e. Papa Doll, Mama Doll, Uncle Doll, her brother Bobby, Nanny, and adopted doll Betsy. Annabelle's life has been quite happy, but she feels a yearning for adventure. An opportunity presents itself when she finds an old journal that used to belong to Auntie Sarah, who was part of the Doll family, but went missing a long time ago. Annabelle wants to go look for Auntie Sarah, but many of her family members are fearful - what if Annabelle were discovered, and what if this caused her to go into Permanent Doll State, where she would remain a regular doll (without the ability to speak or move about) for the rest of her days?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My granddaughter, whom I purchased these for, really enjoyed these books! She's in first grade, but is an advanced reader. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carolyn Deshaies
This book is one of my all-time favorites. As a girl, I read this book time and time again. It is an imaginative book, perfect for any young girl who plays with dolls. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laura T
The characters are Annabelle, Mama Doll, Papa Dol, Auntie Sarah, Uncle Doll. You don't see Auntie Sarah till the end when they find her she is dusty, dirty and her dress is stack. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tuck
I bought this book for my 6 year old for Christmas she loved it and we ordered the next onePublished 5 months ago by crystal
This is a very good book. I'm in love!! The story is about a doll family looking to find their long lost aunt, very exciting for the younger reader. Has nice pictures.Published 6 months ago by Alexa (NOT THE ROBOT)
My six year old adored this book and has already put the rest of the series on her wish list.Published 6 months ago by gwen