The Doll Shop Downstairs

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Penguin, Aug 4, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Nine year old Anna and her sisters like helping out in their parents' doll repair shop, because once their chores are done, the fun can begin. The girls are allowed to play carefully with the dolls until they're fixed and ready to be returned to their owners. But when World War I begins, and an embargo on German-made goods threatens to put the shop out of business, it's up to Anna to come up with an idea to save the day.
 

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User Review  - dms02 - LibraryThing

This was a really sweet book based in some part on the Madame Alexander doll company. The plot was wholesome without being boring (enjoyable for both my daughter and me). Would be fun to read before a trip to NYC. Read full review

THE DOLL SHOP DOWNSTAIRS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Mix one part Rumer Godden's The Story of Holly and Ivy and many parts Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family and you create a standout family-and-doll story. It's 1914 New York City, and Anna, the ... Read full review

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Yona Zeldis McDonough is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Heather Maione loved dolls when she was a child, though not quite as much as she loved to draw. The illustrator of numerous children’s books, she lives on Long Island with her husband and two children.

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