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The Blue Day

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Once a year, in the blueness of early morning, before the sun has risen, all the dolls come to life and have adventures. Translated by Gwen Marsh, illustrated by Margery Gill.
hardcover, 44 pages
Published 1958 by Abelard-Schuman
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Aug 22, 2015 Miriam rated it liked it
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The Blue Day is a holiday for abandoned dolls. A fairy gives them wishes, but only for the day. Mieke, our attic-dwelling protagonist, wishes to spend the day playing with a Real Live Baby, and does.

That's about it. There are some other details, birds talk to her, the baby is for some reason in an Arabian-Nights-ish palace in a faraway land with camels. Then she goes home and is sad some more.

I've never really understood the point of this sentient-toys subgenre where the main point is the lone
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This book enchanted me when I was little. I just loved the idea of a day when the dolls came to life, and, after I read the book, that early pre-sunrise blueness always held an air of mystery and magic to me. Highly recommended!
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