House of Dolls

House of Dolls

by Francesca Lia Block, Barbara McClintock

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In a little house from another time, with lace curtains in every window and paintings hung in gold doily frames, Wildflower, Rockstar, and Miss Selene live a warm and cozy life. They wear fancy dresses, bake play-dough cakes, and spend their days enjoying one another's company.

For the three dolls, life is small but good.

But life is not good for Madison Blackberry, the owner of the dollhouse. Her grandmother pays more attention to the dolls than to her. The dolls have one another, but she is lonely in her big, empty apartment.

Then one day, as things always do—even for dolls—everything changes.

This beautiful story from the acclaimed team of Francesca Lia Block, author of such novels as Weetzie Bat, and Barbara McClintock, author and illustrator of many picture books, including Adèle & Simon, brings to life the power of love, family, and friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061997365
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.

Barbara McClintock has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for young readers, including Adèle & Simon, an ALA Notable Book, a Children's Book Sense Pick, and a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and Dahlia, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. She lives in Windham, Connecticut.

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House of Dolls 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
LarissaBookGirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wildflower, Rockstar and Miss Selene live a quiet and isolated life away from all the sadness and pain of the real world, surrounded only by all that is beautiful and loving. That is until their world came into the hands of a little girl called Madison Blackberry.Madison Blackberry is a lonely little girl who is bored with her life and jealous of everyone about her. Vulnerable and powerless in her own world she takes out her pain on the doll house and its occupants Wildflower, Rockstar and Miss Selene.House of Dolls is an enchantingly illustrated fable that demonstrates that being little does not mean being insignificant. Beautifully written, this is a touching and tender story of life and lives intertwined, showing how our actions affect others and how in small ways we can change someone's world. A simply enchanting and powerful story for children and adults alike.
GRgenius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A short quick read from a familiar name in the YA genre, this book carries more message and meaning than story (that's good thing here). Uncovering the true meaning of family and strength of that bond, your heart will be warmed by books end for certain. For those that believed once-upon-a-time (or still do) that dolls have a life of their own beyond their play time with their human counterparts....
prkcs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Madison Blackberry's dolls--Wildflower, Rockstar, and Miss Selene--have lives that she envies, with their beautiful clothes and warm, cozy house, while she is lonely most of the time.
bratlaw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story intrigued me. When I was young I often wished I could be a doll in my dollhouse. To read about dolls having feelings and enjoying their world was very special. Hopefully when I past this on to my granddaughter she will treat her toys with more respect. I think this is a story any young person would enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Libra <p> Element: Hypnotic <p> Gender: &female <p> Appearance: Very pale yellow with black rings around most of her body. Blue eyes. <p> Family: Eh, unimportant <p> Personality: She is pretty cold to strangers, but enjoys the company of her friends. She gets bored easily so will often scare others with small things. She only corrupts others if she is extrely bored. <p> Mate/Crush/Kits: nope <p> If you have a question, just ask.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is a gold furred tom with silver eyes and silver wings. He is nice and caring and brave. He likes:kits,friends,sunlight,and mice. He dislikes:bullies,fish,voles,evil
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