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Big Susan
     

Big Susan

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by Elizabeth Orton Jones
 
Mr. and Mrs. Doll and their six children, Nurse and the old Cook all lived in a house which had no front and belonged to Susan. Susan was just an ordinary-sized little girl with taffy-colored pigtails. But to the Dolls she was a very Big, very Wonderful, very Important Person. The Dolls could neither speak nor move without Susan's help. But there was one short night

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Mr. and Mrs. Doll and their six children, Nurse and the old Cook all lived in a house which had no front and belonged to Susan. Susan was just an ordinary-sized little girl with taffy-colored pigtails. But to the Dolls she was a very Big, very Wonderful, very Important Person. The Dolls could neither speak nor move without Susan's help. But there was one short night in every year when they needed no help, that Wonderful Night when all Dolls come alive and can speak. How they came to life after seven long weeks of not being able to speak or move, only to find the house hung with cobwebs, how they worked the whole Wonderful Night, how they found "Little Susan", how they proved to themselves that there is more to Christmas than presents, makes an exciting story full of ups and downs scaled to dollhouse proportions, with glimpses of the Christmas miracle that can happen anywhere -- even in a dollhouse. A different sort of Christmas story, one to be enjoyed any time of the year by the whole family.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Reissues also deck the hall. Susan Orton Jones's Big Susan celebrates its 55th anniversary. Illustrations in muted tones are interspersed throughout the story, about a doll family that comes to life on Christmas Eve-after weeks of neglect by their eponymous owner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930900066
Publisher:
Purple House Inc
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
464,861
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Big Susan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
such a lovely book- -I was delighted to find it was back in print- -one of my fondest childhood BOOK memories!
ftheresa More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book when I was a little girl and the story is still charming today. The story about the family who live in the doll house and who come to life on Christmas Eve will appeal to any little girl who believes in the magic and mystery of Christmas.