Four dolls

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Greenwillow Books, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 137 pages
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Four timeless tales about spirited little dolls and their resourceful owners. Recommended.

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User Review  - Thrillmer - Goodreads

What a great book to read with my six-year-old daughter; I'm so glad we found this at the library. This collection is out-of-print; it is a shame these tales are being allowed to fade into obscurity as they really should be considered classics of children's literature. Read full review

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User Review  - phaedosia - Goodreads

Not my favorite, but my four-year-old LOVED it! Read full review


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About the author (1983)

Margaret Rumer Godden was born Dec. 10, 1907, in Sussex, England. She was nine months old when her family moved to India, where her father ran a shipping line. She returned to London at age 20 to learn how to teach dance to children, and opened a school back in India. Returning to England while she was pregnant, she wrote her first book, "Chinese Puzzle," published in 1936. Her marriage to a stockbroker, Laurence Sinclair Foster, ended in 1941, leaving her penniless. In an effort to pay off her former husband's debts, Godden moved her family into a mountain cottage where she ran a school, made herbal teas for sale, and wrote books. Another novel of India, "The River," published in 1949, was one of her most acclaimed books and was made into a film by Jean Renoir in 1951. She returned to England to stay in 1945. Rumer Godden was the author of more than 60 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry, plays and non-fiction. She published her 21st novel, "Cromartie vs. the God Shiva," in 1997. Rumer Godden died a year later on November 8, 1998, in Thornhill, Scotland, at the age of 90.

Pauline Baynes illustrations for The Chronicles of Narnia span a remarkable career, beginning with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1949 and continuing with the hand-coloring of all seven books forty years later.

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