House of Dolls

By Francesca Lia Block; Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780061130946, 80pp.)

Publication Date: June 2010

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Description

In a little house from another time, with lace curtains in every window and paintings hung in gold doily frames, Wildflower, Rockstar, and Miss Selene live a warm and cozy life. They wear fancy dresses, bake play-dough cakes, and spend their days enjoying one another's company.

For the three dolls, life is small but good.

But life is not good for Madison Blackberry, the owner of the dollhouse. Her grandmother pays more attention to the dolls than to her. The dolls have one another, but she is lonely in her big, empty apartment.

Then one day, as things always do—even for dolls—everything changes.

This beautiful story from the acclaimed team of Francesca Lia Block, author of such novels as Weetzie Bat, and Barbara McClintock, author and illustrator of many picture books, including AdÈle & Simon, brings to life the power of love, family, and friendship.




About the Author

Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.




Praise For House of Dolls

“Powerful, haunting, and—just when you don’t think it’s possible—inspiring, too.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“An emotionally resonant surprise.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Mesmerizing in its strange romantic intensity.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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