DOLL TROUBLE by Helen V. Griffith

DOLL TROUBLE

Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Having a favorite doll come to life--what a rich, delicious fantasy. Caitlin's old doll Jodi, resenting Caitlin for abandoning her, arranges events so that Caitlin is blamed for stealing doll clothes, and even the doll herself. Caitlin, in turn, blames Holiday (the doll in Caitlin's Holiday, 1990) for the thefts. In the end all is forgiven: Holiday finds her way back into Caitlin's good graces; Jodi comes home to stay; and friend Lauren's Sandi joins Holiday and Jodi to make a trio of ``living dolls.'' Deftly told from Holiday's point of view, the story skips along at a playful pace. Holiday is still entirely self-centered yet endearing--just the kind of character a 12-inch fashion doll suggests. Smooth, satisfying fantasy. (Fiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-12421-6
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1993




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