The Doll Shop Downstairs

The Doll Shop Downstairs

By Yona Zeldis McDonough; Heather Maione (Illustrator)

Viking Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780670010912, 118pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2009


Nine-year-old Anna and her sisters love to play with the dolls in their parents' doll repair shop. But when World War I begins, an embargo on German-made goods-including the parts Papa needs to repair the dolls-threatens to put the family's shop out of business. Fortunately, Anna has an idea that just might save the day. Inspired by the true story of Madame Alexander, this is a timeless tale of family and imagination.

This beautiful gift edition of The Doll Shop Downstairs, featuring an eye-catching foil embossed cover, will make a perfect holiday present for dreamers and doll lovers everywhere.

About the Author
Yona Zeldis McDonough and her mother, Malcah Zeldis, have collaborated on several children's books, including "Anne Frank". McDonough lives in Brooklyn.

Heather Maione grew up on Long Island, New York, and she received her Bachelor of the Arts at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. She has always loved art, design, and doodling. She has illustrated many books for young readers, including "How Oliver Olson Changed the World "by Claudia Mills.

Praise For The Doll Shop Downstairs

-Mix one part Rumer Godden+s The Story of Holly and Ivy and many parts Sydney Taylor+s All-of-a-Kind Family and you create a standout family-and-doll story.+-Kirkus Reviews, starred review