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Tatiana Comes To America: An Ellis Island Story (Doll Hospital #1)
Sisters Lila and Rose, ages 8 and 10, are spending the year with their eccentric grandmother (who runs a doll hospital) while their parents are working out of the country. The girls are not pleased with this arrangement, but they begin to enjoy themselves when they learn that their grandmother has a special power to "read" the lives of the dolls she is working to restore. ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Scholastic Inc.
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Lila and Rose move to a new town to live with their grandmother who runs a doll hospital. She has an uncanny power to read the lives of the dolls she is working to restore. Ella and Tatiana (the doll) became separated from their family friends on the boat over to America, escaping from the Russian Pogroms, because they arrived alone they were placed in a children's detention center until Ella's father could travel from Russia to meet them. Ella gives Tatiana to a Romanian girl she befriended in ...more
I read this looking for books for Sam. I think it's a little too old for her (too many details to wade through about doll petticoats and stuff) but the story was fun and the premise, a historic story told through a doll's experiences, is really cool. I like books that sneak history in. I'll probably try to remember to get this out for her in a year or so.
|What's The Name o...: YA: Two sisters stay with hobbyist doll maker with 4 cats in creepy house? [s]||3||24||Jun 24, 2014 10:27AM|
Children's book author: MIGHTY DADS (a NY Times bestseller); LITTLE RED WRITING; the GODDESS GIRLS series (with Suzanne Williams); THIS LITTLE PRESIDENT, A Presidential Primer; ZERO THE HERO. Lucky to be doing what I love.More about Joan Holub...
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