All over the world little girls
have dolls that they love, but Elizabeti, who lives in Tanzania, must make
due with an oval shaped rock that she has adopted and named Eva.
Elizabeti treats Eva with the same care that her mother uses on her baby
brother, Obedi. However, one day Eva is missing and Elizabeti is
heartbroken. A search is finally successful and Eva is found in a
most unlikely and dangerous place. You will love this gentle, loving
story set in an unfamiliar world. (Jeannie Bellavance email@example.com.
Young Reader's Choice Awards)
Elizabeti. She is a young girl living in Tanzania. Elizabeti's
mother has just had a baby and Elizabeti loves watching her mother care
for her young son. But Elizabeti longs for a doll to care for the
way her mother cares for Obedi. She looks around the village until
she finds just the right thing to use as her doll. As her mother
changes the baby's diapers, Elizabeti changes her doll's diapers.
As her mother carries the baby on her back, Elizabeti does as well.
There is just one thing though. The item Elizabeti has chosen to
use as her doll is quite unusual. Can you guess what it might be?
See if you are right in ELIZABETI'S DOLL by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen.