Meet Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families in the first three books in The Doll People series by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, with illustrations by Caldecott Medal winner Brian Selznick. This set includes The Doll People, which introduces Annabelle and the Funcraft family; The Meanest Doll in the World, in which Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft hitch a ride in Kate's backpack but end up going home with the wrong girl, where they meet Mean Mimi, the wickedest doll of all; and The Runaway Doll in which unexpected new doll named Tilly May shows up in a mysterious package from London, but her face looks so familiar...could she be Annabelle's long lost baby sister?
This fun series featuring adventurous and determined young dolls is sure to be a hite! Two paper dolls based on the characters are also included in this boxed set.
Annabelle Doll is 8 years old -- and has been for over 100 years. Nothing much has changed in the dollhouse during that time, except for the fact that 45 years ago, Annabelle's Auntie Sarah disappeared from the dollhouse without a trace. After all this time, restless Annabelle is becoming more and more curious about her aunt's fate. And when she discovers Auntie Sarah's old diary, she becomes positively driven. Her cautious family tries to discourage her, but Annabelle won't be stopped, even though she risks Permanent Doll State, in which she could turn into a regular, nonliving doll. And when the "Real Pink Plastic" Funcraft family moves in next door, the Doll family's world is turned upside down--in more ways than one!
Fans of The Borrowers and Stuart Little will love this exciting story of adventure and mystery. The relationship between the two doll families, one antique, one modern, is hilariously, wonderfully drawn. The Funcrafts are reckless and raucous, with fearlessness born of their unbreakable plastic parts. The Doll family is reserved and somewhat prim, even though they occasionally break into '60s tunes like "Respect" in their sing-alongs. Annabelle is a heroine with integrity and gumption. Ann Martin (The Babysitters Club series) and Laura Godwin create a witty, intriguing tale, illustrated with humor and a clever eye for detail by Brian Selznick. --Emilie Coulter
|Recommended Age||7 - 10|
|Author||Laura Godwin, Ann M. Martin|
|Publication Date||Sep 16, 2014|
|Series Name||The Doll People|