The Hand-Me Down Doll (Hardcover)

By Steven Kroll, Dan Andreasen (Illustrator)

Amazon Childrens Publishing, 9780761461241, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012



A beautiful doll with long, dark curls and a velvet coat has been passed from owner to owner: a spoiled little girl, a farmer and his wife, a woman who works the ring-toss booth at a county fair, a chauffeur, a waiter, and a dirty-faced boy. Keep me and love me and give me a name, begs the doll. Finally, her luck changes when she meets a little girl who appreciates her and takes her home. Originally published in 1983, the slightly shortened text is beautifully interpreted in Dan Andreasen's nostalgic oil-painted illustrations.