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Through the Dolls' House Door

Gardam, Jane

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ISBN 10: 0688074472 / ISBN 13: 9780688074470
Published by Greenwillow Books, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1987, Stated First American Edition with 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 with jacket painting by Anthony Browne. No Inscriptions. Fine in fine dust jacket. Jane Gardam has won the Whitbread Award for Children's Fiction. Fine. "Two girls lose interest in playing with their doll house but the dolls amuse themselves by telling stories about their exciting pasts". 121pp. Archival sleeve. *** Greenwillow Books 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # B3873

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Title: Through the Dolls' House Door

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Browne, Anthony

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Two girls lose interest in playing with their doll house after moving from London to Wales but the dolls in the house amuse themselves by telling stories about their exciting pasts.

From Publishers Weekly:

The premise of Gardam's latest novel is one with which most readers are familiarthat dolls come to life. Here, an eclectic group of dolls shared by English schoolgirls Mary and Claire tell their life histories while stuffed within the confines of the dolls' house. A toy soldier named "The General" recounts his early fighting years during the siege of Troy and his harrowing voyage with Odysseus through storm-tossed waters. Bossy, a wooden doll with an egg-shaped head, spins a tale about the Dutch woodcarver who fashioned her. Meanwhile Mary and Claire have grown and begun families of their own and the long-abandoned dolls are rediscovered and brought forth to begin other adventures. It's a clever bit of characterization, told with humor and imaginative zeal. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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