The Gingerbread Doll

The Gingerbread Doll

by Susan Tews, Megan Lloyd
     
 

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This is a warm and engaging Christmas story set during the Great Depression. Rebecca is nine years old when her large, close-knit family moves into a tarpaper farm house in Wisconsin. Because times are hard, she does not find the porcelain doll she had hoped for under the Christmas tree. Instead, her mother surprises her with a thick gingerbread doll named Button… See more details below

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This is a warm and engaging Christmas story set during the Great Depression. Rebecca is nine years old when her large, close-knit family moves into a tarpaper farm house in Wisconsin. Because times are hard, she does not find the porcelain doll she had hoped for under the Christmas tree. Instead, her mother surprises her with a thick gingerbread doll named Button Marie, which she loves ‘in a way you could never love anything from a store.' . . . These paintings (which are reminiscent of the work of Andrew Wyeth) convey a strong sense of the affection that pervades the family over the generations. The emphasis on such familiar things as family storytelling and rituals makes this a slice of Americana that the picture book crowd can savor."—ALA Booklist"Lloyd's sharply observed realistic watercolors—in a palette somewhat grayed as if to recall old b&w photos—beautifully reflect this well-told story's warmth and focus on essential values."—Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography: Llyod, Megan

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"Lloyd's sharply observed realistic watercolors beautifully reflect this well-told story's warmth and focus on essential values." Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN-13:
9780618130597
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
None
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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