Dolls in Canada

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Dundurn, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 126 pages

Dolls in Canada is two books in one. The first section is a personal and engaging look at dolls which make up our heritage; pioneer dolls, native people's dolls, dolls from various cultural groups in Canada, dolls from legends and stories, dolls in different styles and materials, and dolls by Canadian artists.

Part two contains easy-to-follow instructions on how to make over fifteen different types of dolls, from rag dolls to jumping jacks, from hanky panky dolls to clothespeg dolls.


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Page 12 - But first, I want to tell you a story about myself and my love of dolls.

About the author (1997)

Marion Hislop has had a life-long interest in dollmaking and collecting. This interest became public in 1977 when she put together her "Good Neighbour Doll Show" in order to entertain children in schools and public libraries. This show was made up of dolls both from the various regions of Canada and from the many cultural backgrounds which make up the Canadian mosaic. Because she believes that dolls are the storytellers of the people, through the "Show" she tried to increase understanding and tolerance.

Mrs. Hislop was born and educated in the city of Toronto. She now lives in Edmonton.

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