The Doll Shop Downstairs

The Doll Shop Downstairs


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The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough, Heather Maione

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142416914
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/04/2011
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 633,532
Product dimensions: 4.84(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Yona Zeldis McDonough is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Heather Maione loved dolls when she was a child, though not quite as much as she loved to draw. The illustrator of numerous children’s books, she lives on Long Island with her husband and two children.

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-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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The Doll Shop Downstairs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It's the perfect book for young girls and old girls and all inbetween girls! It is sooo well written! Please buy this book for yourseelves and enjoy a good read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please write a story on greek mytholgy and title the post SCALET LETTER!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Help us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad and sweet story about children. The cover was decieving and not attractive to the real work between the pages. This is a well written, strong book about values and family. I enjoyed it very much. Another book that I would highly reccommend for a women's book club.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it so adorable .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for ANY doll lovers (like myself).so cute and so well written. I recommend this book for everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it Mrinalini.s w
Paul Nourbash More than 1 year ago
This looks like about the cutest book ever I want this book to read to my little sister (but also for my self) Im nine i love to read trust me get this book so cute Reccomended for ages 4-12 - book club reviews
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marciaruth More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for our grandchildren but also for myself. I like dolls. I grew up in New York which is where the story takes place. We've all enjoyed the book immensely. The story is delightful. We all liked the family, the doll hospital which was the first in America, the activities the girls joined in, the picnic in Central Park and the visit to FAO Schwarz especially. We liked finding out after we read it, that it was almost a true story. The illustrations are particularly delightful and not the usual sort.