At the beginning of World War II, Karolina’s spirit magically travels from the war-torn Land of the Dolls to the Krakow, Poland, shop of the Dollmaker, Cyryl, and together they take great risks to save their Jewish friends.
A memorable Russian fairy tale about a little girl who, with the advice of her wise doll, escapes a truly terrifying witch and her slimy, child-gobbling toads.
Natasha isn’t really a bad girl. It’s just that she wants to play on the swing now, not after the wash has been hung up to dry. And she wants her soup now, not after the goats have been fed. Looking after Natasha keeps Babushka, Natasha’s grandmother, very busy.Then, after lunch, Natasha notices a doll sitting on Babushka’s shelf…a doll Babushka tells Natasha she played with just once when she was a little girl. When Natasha plays with the doll while Babushka goes to the store for groceries, she discovers why once is enough with Babushka’s doll…and finds out just how tiring it can be to take care of a child who wants everything now.
Inspired by traditional Japanese dolls, this book introduces readers to the Kokeshis’ kimonos and hair-dos as well as Japanese culture. This book contains die-cut pages, flaps and gatefolds.
Heloise lives with her cold godmother next to the mysterious museum of Mary Child, where she discovers a number of handmade dolls come to life, and unravels a terrible secret about her family.
Tells the story of a young girl’s dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.
(Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book)
Left in the care of an n’er-do-well uncle, siblings Clarrie and Will devise an elaborate plan involving ventriloquist’s dolls, costumes, and forged boarding passes to reunite their separated family.
In 1932, during Australia’s deep economic depression, young Paul meets Eric the Red–a wandering swagman–who teaches Paul how to play the bamboo flute and brings music back into Paul’s life.