The Doll Shop Downstairs

The Doll Shop Downstairs Cover

The Doll Shop Downstairs

By Yona Zeldis McDonough; Heather Maione (Illustrator)

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

Publication Date: September 3, 2009

Description

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 is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Heather Maione loved dolls when she was a child, though not quite as much as she loved to draw. The illustrator of numerous children s books, she lives on Long Island with her husband and two children."


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