The Lonely Doll

The Lonely Doll

by Dare Wright

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ISBN-13: 9783943469028
Publisher: zuuka inc.
Publication date: 01/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,201,255
File size: 16 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dare Wright was born in Canada and raised in the United States. She started her career as a photographer's fashion model, then went around to the other side of the camera and became a highly successful freelance photographer. Her photographs appeared in such magazines as TOWN AND COUNTRY, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, VOGUE, and HARPER'S BAZAAR. She created several books about Edith and her friends, including the classic favorites The Lonely Doll and Edith and Mr. Bear.

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The Lonely Doll 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a sweet book, i remember it from being a kid... Always loved the photography. The nook book with the sweet narration makes it really nice for the kids, they can read the book anytime they want even when I'm making dinner.
serviceKP More than 1 year ago
With Sputnick fortunately, my parents were among those that listened about children needing a storybook time at bedtime and books around to read. Although trips to the library are good, it's also great to reread some favorites as a fun way to not only gain control of the language but open up conversation.

Now, most children don't even have meals with the parents and instead of books are on a regimen of 24 hours of television and one in their own room by age 8. I'm not anti-television, but too much of a good thing is bad. Fortunately, we always had an alotment of television time. Some of the healthiest kids in this neighborhood, came from a foreign family where the dad found work at a local international company. The parents said they kept the television in their room and let the kids see one children's movie a week and that was it. Surely they could have afforded mroe, but instead of depriving them, it opened up time for more play, play with children from the neighborhood and at the park, and case in point story telling, not mention getting the idea on chores early on.

Learning to take care of books is a lesson in itself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My neighbor gave me two of the Lonely Doll Books when I was about 5 or 6 and I read them every night, I remember looking at the pictures and they made me feel as if I were with them--a great childhood memory--I still have my original books for my 22 year old daughter. I read them to her when she was small and she loved them too. Please keep selling them so little girls can have great memories of reading a wonderful story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother bought me the Lonely Doll learns a Lesson when I was 7. She passed away when I was young and I always held onto this book. I just found out there are others! I never knew this, now I want all of them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was about 5 or 6 when I first picked this book up at the local library. My mother would later purchase it, it would become one of my favorite childhood books. Moving so often I lost or misplaced it. I am thrilled to see this book back. Who could forget when Doll and Little Bear get into the makeup and draw all over the mirror. Thanks for the republish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had been looking for this book for approximately ten years when a literary review magazine featured the author. Until that time, I could not remember the title of the book or its author. I RAN to the computer only to find it was indeed back in print and showed a picture of the book. It felt like Christmas morning to see that beloved pink and white gingham cover with Edith on the front! I was overjoyed and ordered several copies for myself as well as my nieces. This series of books by this author has haunted me until I was able to discover the author and found it available yesterday. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for bringing it back!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me many years ago by a favorite Uncle. I saved it and treausred it and read ot to my girls who now treasue it. It's been brought to countless read alouds at various schools and always loved. I am thrilled to see it re released!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lonely Doll is the best novel
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to read to my young daughters, and now my oldest daughter is reading it to my 2-year old granddaughter. many thanks, for many wonderful hours of reading and learning. Judy
Guest More than 1 year ago
While riding the subway one morning my eye caught glimpse of a little girl and her mother sharing a book. No, the fact that they were reading did not peak my interest but the pink and white gingham cover of the book that so fascinated this little girl. The hair on the back of my neck stood on end. Could it be, the book I so cherished as a child? Yes, indeed, there was the lonely doll gracing the book's cover with her presence as only Edith could do. That evening I raced to the book store to order my own copy like the one I had as a child. The book arrived just a short time later. It was like opening the last Christmas present on Christmas morning. My original copy has been worn and tattered from years of use and was given to goodwill. My hope was that the young girl that received that book would get a much pleasure from it as did I. Now, I am blessed with my very own copy again. It rests on my night stand, just like when I was five, and Edith over me as I sleep. Never again will I be lonely.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Edith, a girl doll, lives all alone and prays for some friends to ease her loneliness. One day, out of the blue, two teddy bears appear on her door and say they are there as an answer to her call for friends. Little Bear soon joins in various adventures with Edith while Mr. Bear takes on the parental role. One day, while Mr. Bear is out, Edith and Little Bear get into a lot of trouble. On his return, Mr. Bear gives them both a spanking, a part that is troublesome for many readers, including myself. Edith worries that Mr. Bear and Little Bear will now leave, but Mr. Bear comforts her by saying they will not leave her ever. Instead of using more traditional illustrations, this book features large gray-scale photographs on every page. This is an interesting technique, but photographing a doll and her teddy bear friends does lend to the creepy factor that several others have noted about this book, especially when it comes to the scenes where Mr. Bear spanks Little Bear and Edith (and it doesn¿t help that Edith wears the shortest dress known to mankind that barely covers her little behind). As I already mentioned, the spanking scenes are troublesome for many adults who do not view this as an effective discipline technique, but I appreciated the end of that story where Mr. Bear tells Edith he will not leave her because she was being bad, as some young children do worry about this. Overall, the book is interesting for historic purposes and for its unique method of telling a story, but I¿m not sure I¿d recommend it for modern young readers.
sharese on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary:A wonderful story shown in photographs we end up a part of the world belonging to the lonely doll. The story begins with the lonely doll asking for friends and eventually two arrive. Mr. Bear and little bear become her friends with Mr. Bear taking the parent roll. This book is a sign of the times it was written in with both the doll and little bear recieving spankings from Mr. Bear after having been "bad". I can see some parents of today not wanting to expose children to that. With the black and white photographs and simple language this book does have it's charm.Review:While I really enjoyed the pictures and the simple story of this book I didn't like the spanking of the doll or little bear by Mr. Bear. I also felt very sad for the doll when she feared she'd been so naughty that Mr. Bear and little bear would go away and she'd be lonely again. Not a perfect fairy tale of sorts, but it is a great book to look at with the photographs and toys of a few decades ago. It reminds me of peering into my Grandmother's closet and wondering at the rows of grown-up lady shoes and polyester dresses. I would recommend this book for slightly older children who can talk about what they are feeling.
madamepince on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Absolutely one of my favorite books as a child. Absolutely creepy to read it as an adult, especially after reading the biography of the author, "The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll."
MerryMary on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A reissue, in paperback, of the original title. Storyline is simple, but the photos are intricate and fascinating. To the adult eye there is something vaguely disturbing about the photos. There is a sense of isolation and maybe fear in them. Dare Wright led a complicated and troubled life, and somehow there are echoes of this in her work.
thairishgrl on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I was given this book as a young girl by my cousin, with whom I shared a love of reading. The loneliness of the doll is portrayed with an depth and longing that is absent from most books targeting this demographic. I remembered loving this book and feeling very unsettled by it at the same time.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Edith is a very lonely doll until Mr. Bear and Little Bear show up. They have wonderful times together, but sometimes Edith and Little Bear get into trouble. One day she and Little Bear get into really big trouble, and she worries that Mr. Bear and Little Bear will leave. She and Little Bear clean up the mess, and Mr. Bear promises that they will never leave. This story is told with well-placed photographs of the doll and bears in black and white.
faerielibrarian on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This was one of my favorite books as a child. I still love the pictures and the one of Edith getting a spanking by Mr. Bear is still one of those bizarre images that haunt me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely wonderful! I love the photographs and the story. The 'Read to Me' version is delightful to listen to. I can't wait to share it with my granddaughter. This book is a must buy classic.
reelqueen More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful edition of The Lonely Doll. Along with Dare Wright's amazing photographs and sweet story you now have Virginia McKenna's lovely voice bringing Edith and Little Bear to life. I have always loved the book from the time I was a little girl and the wistful photography is amazing. It always made me want to have an Edith and Little Bear of my own to take care of. Check the ebook out, you will not be disappointed.
SunshineNC More than 1 year ago
This read to me is wonderful and your child (young and young at heart) will love it!
Justqltin More than 1 year ago
really sweet classic story. Beautiful pictures.
Helpmerhonda61 More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books growing up, and now I can share it with my Granddaughters in a medium that is "current"! Love the narration! So many wonderful memories surrounding a childhood classic! Look forward to the other wonderful books by Dare Wright!
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