THE DOLL PEOPLE
New York : Hyperion Books
for Children, 2000
IL 3-6, RL 5.0
you know that when dolls are made they can take a sacred oath which allows
them to become alive? If they chose to do this, they must promise
to never permit their owners to see them move. Annabelle Doll took
this oath, as did Mama Doll, Papa Doll, Bobby Doll, Baby Doll, Uncle Doll
and even Aunt Sarah Doll who has been missing for forty years. The Doll
family has lived in the same house for over 100 years, even though Annabelle
has remained just eight years old. In the daytime hours the Dolls
stay very still, but at night they are very busy. One night Annabelle
finds a diary that belonged to her missing Aunt Sarah. She decides
to try to find Aunt Sarah but to do so she must leave the Dollhouse and
explore the big house. This is very dangerous and leads to many adventures.
Will she discover where Aunt Sarah has been all these years! (Jean
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
Annabelle and her Doll family
have lived in the dollhouse for many, many years. They are a family
of Victorian china dolls. Way back in 1955, Aunt Sarah Doll disappeared
and Annabelle is now determined to find her. This means leaving the
Doll house in search of clues. But they have all taken the Doll Oath
to keep their lives secret from the people in the house. Annabelle
is determined to use the clues she’s uncovered in Sarah’s journal to get
to the bottom of the mystery. Things get complicated with the arrival
of a new doll house and a new family of dolls.
Dolls -- Fiction.
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