Edith ("The Lonely Doll") struggles with the choice of a Christmas gift for Mr. Bear, finally realizing that something made by hand would be far better than something bought in a store. A knitted muffler seemed a perfect choice, especially since Edith, Mr. Bear and Little Bear are planning to spend the holidays with cousins Charles Bear and Albert Bear in the snowy hills of upstate New York. Edith knits whenever Mr. Bear isn't watching, hiding her project in a woven basket without realizing how much yarn she's been using. When the presents are opened on Christmas morning, Mr. Bear's gift is long enough for three bears! Edith is miserable about it, until she finds the perfect solution. She cuts the muffler into gifts for both Mr. Bear and his two cousins, and the day ends very happily.
|Publisher:||Dare Wright Media|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Dare Wright (1914-2001) was a fashion model and photographer based in New York City. In 1957, she used her childhood doll Edith and two teddy bears as the subjects of her first book The Lonely Doll. The combination of mesmerizing black and white photographs and simple, eloquent text made the book an immediate success and earned it a place on The New York Times Best Seller list along with Dare Wright's next Lonely Doll book, Holiday For Edith And The Bears. A Gift From The Lonely Doll is the sixth book in the series featuring Edith, Little Bear and Mr. Bear. Originally published in 1966, it was photographed both within the confines of the author's small apartment in New York City, and in and around the home of a friend in upstate New York. All of the photographs in this book have been reproduced from Dare Wright's original negatives that she developed in the tiny darkroom of her New York City apartment.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Gift from the Lonely Doll based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Another in Dare Wright's series about the doll named Edith and her Bear family. The story line concerns giving and kindness. As always, the photos are haunting. Ms Wright never pretends these are anything but dolls and stuffed animals, but there is a lurking sense of unease and sorrow behind the pictures.
The Lonely Doll is my all-time favorite children's book. The black and white photography and the expressions and movement Wright gets from the doll and bears is spectacular. Although this book has been around for generations, it doesn't tire. It's storytime perfection.
I love this book, Edith and the bears delight me every time i read this. I love all the lonley doll books, i wish i could get the doll and the kitten again. I think it is out of print!
Loved this book and I am 52 years old! My mother gave me the series of books and I still remember how much I enjoyed them. Now I can give them to my daughter