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  • Published: 4 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780142416914
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144

The Doll Shop Downstairs



Nine year old Anna and her sisters like helping out in their parents' doll repair shop, because once their chores are done, the fun can begin. The girls are allowed to play carefully with the dolls until they're fixed and ready to be returned to their owners. But when World War I begins, and an embargo on German-made goods threatens to put the shop out of business, it's up to Anna to come up with an idea to save the day.

  • Published: 4 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780142416914
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144

About the author

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona McDonough holds degrees from Vassar College and Columbia University. She is the editor and a contributor to The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty - a collection of essays by writers including Jane Smiley, Anna Quindlen, Carol Shields and Erica Jong - as well as All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader.

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Praise for The Doll Shop Downstairs

-Mix one part Rumer Godden+s The Story of Holly and Ivy and many parts Sydney Taylor+s All-of-a-Kind Family and you create a standout family-and-doll story.+-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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