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Martin, Ann M.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.8
ISBN 0786808780

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

In this adventurous sequel to The Doll People, intrepid explorers Annabelle Doll (usually timid) and Tiffany Funcraft (somewhat impulsive) are best friends. One day they find themselves on a journey to school in Kate’s backpack. Returning home, however, is not as easy as it seems. Along the way, they make new friends but they also meet the meanest doll in the world, Princess Mimi. Before they can stop her threat to all dollkind, the two friends have to solve their own disagreements. Will the world ever be safe for doll people again?  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)

Booktalk #2

In this sequel to The Doll People, best friends Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft hide in their owner’s,Kate Palmer’s, backpack and find themselves at Kate’s school where they mistakenly make their way into classmate BJ’s backpack and are carried to a strange home.There they meet the evil Princess Mimi, who aspires to be the “queen of mean,” and her partners in crime, two baby dolls and action figure Techno-Man.Annabelle and Tiffany do battle with the diabolical princess, also known as Mean Mimi, as she wreaks havoc and threatens to do harm to all of Dollkind.After an unsettling weekend away from their own doll families, they manage to enter BJ’s backpack and return to school where Kate’s backpack waits to return them to their home.When they arrive at home and climb out of the backpack, they are followed by their arch enemy Mimi who has followed them home after losing control of the dolls at her former residence.Mean Mimi sets out to continue her path of discord and destruction.This action-packed fantasy shows that doll bullies, like human ones, often bring about their own downfall and make restitution in the end.  Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Award nominee, 2005-2006

SUBJECTS:     Dolls -- Fiction.
                    Self-perception -- Fiction.
                    Behavior -- Fiction.


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