The Doll Shop Downstairs (Hardcover)
Viking Children's Books, 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
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