Dolls of War (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763690694, 320pp.
Publication Date: November 14, 2017
When America and Japan go to war, will Macy's feelings for her beloved Japanese Friendship Doll change? Here is a moving addition to the Friendship Dolls series. In 1941, eleven-year-old Macy James lives near the Oregon coast with her father, the director of a small museum. Miss Tokyo, one of fifty-eight exquisite friendship dolls given to America by Japan in 1926, is part of the museum's collection -- and one of Macy's most treasured connections to her mother, who recently passed away. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, many of Macy's neighbors demand that Miss Tokyo be destroyed. When her brother joins the Navy and devastating news from the war begins to pour in, Macy starts having doubts -- does remaining loyal to Miss Tokyo mean being disloyal to America? Bringing the story of the Friendship Dolls forward to World War II, Shirley Parenteau delivers another thoughtful historical novel inspired by a little-known true event.
About the Author
Shirley Parenteau is the author of many books for young people, including the novels Ship of Dolls and Dolls of Hope, and the picture books Bears on Chairs, Bears in Beds, and Bears in the Bath, all illustrated by David Walker. She lives in Elk Grove, California.