The Christmas Doll

The Christmas Doll


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The Christmas Doll by Elvira Woodruff, Barbara McClintock

In a heartwarming novel that is destined to become a Christmas classic, acclaimed author Elvira Woodruff tells the story of two orphaned sisters whose lives are forever changed by a magical doll.

Lucy and Glory are orphaned sisters with no real place to call home. Only their memories of a beautiful doll named Morning Glory brighten their bleak lives. When a deadly fever sweeps through the workhouse where the girls live, Lucy and Glory flee to the mean streets of London.
One day the girls find an old battered doll that Glory senses is their beloved Morning Glory. But Morning Glory is no ordinary doll--the girls learn that she has magical powers that will change their lives in amazing ways.. With the help of the doll, the sisters discover the true meaning of the Christmas spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590318792
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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The Christmas Doll [With Headphones] 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 19 hours ago
Two girls have survived the workhouse in 1800s England by staying together and telling one another of the wonderful life they used to have with a doll, but the littler one is sick and they must leave for fear of her dying. When they are out, they discover that things are not easy, but the discovery of a doll like the one fro their stories of their old life opens up new possibilities. The girls ultimately lose the dolls through their own generosity, but find their salvation the same way.
jensenh98 More than 1 year ago
Elvira Woodruff is the author of over twenty picture books and novels for young readers including George Washington’s Socks. Most recent books include Fearless and Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O’Hara. Rating 5 out of 5 stars. Lucy & Glory Wolcott are sisters living in London in 1848. There is a fever epidemic at this time. The fever struck their parents who then passed away. Gloray had a doll with golden hair named morning Glory that they had to leave behind. They then moved to a children's dormitory where at least four of their young girl friends passed away. During the dark days in the dorm Lucy would tell Glory storiesabout Morning Glory. One night Lucy and Glory escaped to the streets of London. They sold a scissors for food. They find a doll in the mud. Glory names the doll Morning Glory and wants to keep the doll. Miss Thimblebee runs a doll shop. Lucy gos there and she notices how good she is at embroidery. She hires Lucy to sew hearts on the dolls. Also she offers her a warm place to sleep by the fire. Lucy left Glory at a shop with a woman who said she'd watch her. When Lucy returned Glory was not there. Where had Glory gone? Who will watch over her while Lucy works at Miss Thimblebees doll shop? This is a lovely book for middle age to teenage school children. I very much enjoyed it as it is both Victorian and about dolls. #thechristmasdoll # Elvirawoodruff #victorianchristmas-doll
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this book was the best book i think i ever read i loved it so so much!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo good!!! I read it when I was in second grade and I have LOVED it still when I'm in sixth grade 'I have read it 5 times! WOW!'! It is just so sad but uplifting at the same time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book when I found it on the back of a bookshelf full of old, destroyed, old, books! (I know I said old twice.) I saw this book was in reasonable condition, so I picked it up. I read the first page and..................... I LOVED IT! I COULD NOT put this book down. My teacher asked me, 'Are you listining?' I was stuck in the book's 'world' and couldn't put it down! I could NOT stop! It's SO cool! You should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore this story. It is so sweet. The first time a read it I was in 3rd grade. Now I'm a sophmore and still love rereading over and over again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in the 4th grade and i thought it was fantastic. Right now i am a 6th grader and i just want to read it all over again!This book has a great story line and even thought at points this book is sad, i still loved it!I give it 5 stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book is sooo great! Lucy and Glory are lost and Lucy conforts Glory by telling her stories about their parents. One story included Morning Glory, a little doll that was separted from them. The girls find her one day and Lucy sells it to Miss Thimblebee, the doll maker and gets a job as Hearts Girl. To find out what happens to Lucy and Glory Wolcott read this book!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was soooo great. I coudn't put it down. I even finished it in two days! It was great about the two dolls that took the main characters' breath away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down - it was read within an hour and a half. The descriptions of the filthy workhouse, the poor lost souls who worked and died there, the cold streets of London, the wonderment of the doll shop, the strife of Lucy and Glory...all written to perfection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. For me it put life in a good perspective. I should be so.. gratefully for what I have. I enjoyed the plot and the ending was cool. For me it panited a picture of what life was like being an orphan in the 1848.