The Very Little Princess

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Random House, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 122 pages
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Regina is only 3-1/4 inches tall, but she knows from the moment she wakes up in her dollhouse bed that she is a princess. Why else would she have such a lovely pink gown? Why else would she have such golden hair and flawless skin? And why else would she have a four-foot, curly-haired human creature to wait on her? Meanwhile Zoey, that four-foot, curly-haired creature, has always dreamed that someday one of her dolls would come alive. But in her dreams, the doll never ordered her around. The doll didn’t call her a servant. And the doll was a whole lot nicer!

In a classic storyteller’s voice, Marion Dane Bauer tells an exquisite tale of friendship, family, and loss, laced with humor and joy.

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Zoey is a feisty, endearing character with "too-curly hair." One day, her mother drops her off at Hazel's house. "Of course," says the narrator, "visiting your grandmother probably is natural for you ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Rose finds a china doll abandoned in the attic in a tale that builds on the themes found in The Velveteen Rabbit.Rose is a difficult child, so clumsy at home that her mother never entrusted her with ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of more than forty books for children, including the Newbery Honor-winning book, On My Honor, and Rain of Fire, which won a Jane Adams Peace Association Award. She has also won the Kerlan Award for the body of her work. The Blue Ghost was named to the Texas Bluebonnet Master List for 2007-2008 and to the masterlist for the Sunshine State Award. Her Stepping Stones mystery, The Secret of the Painted House, was a CCBC Children's Choices Book.

Elizabeth Sayles’s luminous art can be seen in more than 20 children’s books.

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