The dolls' house

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Puffin Books, Sep 30, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
The activities, sorrows, and joys of a family of dolls living in an old doll house are related from the dolls' point of view.

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I love this book. I have always loved this book. I received it for Christmas, the year my sister and I got the chicken pox - we were confined to bed and Mom read it to us. We pretended we were ... Read full review

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This is, in my opinion, one of the most important women's rights books ever written. I am by no means a modern feminist, but I really did enjoy this book back when I read it in high school. I liked the ending climax, though it was quite a bit bittersweet. Read full review


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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.

Tasha Tudor is a Caldecott artist with more than ninety books to her credit. She is known across the world for her glowing watercolor decpictions of the American rural scene of a century ago and for her exquisite paintings of children, flowers, and animals. Tasha Tudor is also the illustrator of "A Child's Garden of Verses, The Night Before Christmas, The Springs of Joy, A Time to Keep, The Dolls' Christmas, All for Love, Pumpkin Moonshine, A Tale for Easter, A is for Annabelle, " and "1 is One, " a Caldecott Honor Book. She lives in Vermont.

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