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The Little Doll Girl

(The Wurtherington Diary #1)

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This book appears in three Kindle editions, each for readers of different ages. Nine print collectible limited editions are available as well as eight Spanish editions.
As with many illustrated classic stories, it is a story with unique characters and deals with hope, determination, compassion, and much more. In the opening preface, Robert Landsbury discovers the diary in
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Kindle Edition, 10-adult reader full color edition, 97 pages
Published June 28th 2015 by Confectionery World Publishing Division (first published May 22nd 2014)
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Diane
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I found the story to be captivating. It is a magical tale like Narnia or Alice In Wonderland.

Tammy is mute and a very creative little girl. One day when working in her workshop she meets a talking mouse and follows him to Kira; a land where even the animals speak. The inhabitants of Kira are ruled by two evil Sorceresses, Catherine and Lucinda. Tammy listens to the stories of harsh taxes, little food and decides to start a journey to take a petition to the capital city on behalf of the citizens
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Ann Green
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Robert Landsbury discovers a Victorian diary in the shed of his new estate in River Falls, Ohio. His associates restore it and publish it in a series of "Wurtherington Diaries". The author of the stories is a ten-year-old orphaned girl, Tammy Wurtherington. Almost mute from birth, she lives with her aunt and uncle in a lavish estate and is raised as their daughter. Her aunt teaches her to sew and gives her a small machine of her own for her 6th birthday. Tammy makes dolls and puppets in a shed b ...more
Katrina Weiss
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
The back of the book states it's written in a manner similar to Alice in Wonderland or the Wizard of Oz. I would agree, the main character is a little girl (Tammy) who finds herself in a fantastic world with all kinds of creatures, some friendly and some evil. The events in the world of Kira give Tammy the chance to develop bravery, friendship, and leadership skills, which she had a harder time with in her real world. I was hoping to enjoy the book with my little niece, but the vocabulary and pl ...more
Jeanette
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-readers
This book would make a wonderful viewing on TV! From the first page, this book had me captivated. Loved the illustrations. Found the beginning fascinating as to how the diary was found. I believe that this book is just as good as many of the children's classics. Recommended.

I received this book via Librarything and this was my honest review.
Mary
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from Goodreads. It's a CLASSIC! Wonderful characters, a tale that takes place in a magical land. Parents should read this book to their young children. The lessons are valuable. Thanks Goodreads.
Leo Breault
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book as part of a goodreads giveaway. I put my daughter to the task of reading this and ranking it. Her full report is that it was very good.
Brenda Schneider
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great magical adventure. Great characters. I won this book through goodreads.
Kristen
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audreys-books
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I was really impressed with the storytelling and found it a lot more interesting than I had expected.
Barbara Ann
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is based on a restored diary belonging to a mute girl named Tammy. She lives with her aunt and uncle. Tammy is thrilled to receive a sewing machine as a birthday gift. She begins to fashion clothing for dolls. One day a mouse in the toolshed comes to laugh and convinces Tammy to accompany him to Kira. On her journey, Tammy meets Captain Flynn and his pirates, Zeke, a flying squirrel and an opossum.named Zeke. Her talking animal friends guide her to a kingdom ruled by two sorceresses, L ...more
Nancy
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, fantasy
This book is reported to be a dairy of a young girl, who goes into a fantasy world, and records her experiences in a dairy. She never tells anyone about her times in the fantasy world, thinking nobody would believe her. The yellowed pictures of the diary are shown, and we are told that the pictures have been restored for the readers. Our heroine has a sewing machine, that she takes with her on her journey, and it comes in handy. She does various sewing jobs to help those she meets. She helps the ...more
Courtney
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
My children love these little books. They thoroughly enjoy each and every story, as if they are all unique and individual without any cause for similarity among them. Even though sometimes, they might seem tedious and repetitive to me as a parent, I do enjoy being able to read short-stories to my children that are clean and respective.
Reynold Jay
Jun 27, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reviews from readers indicate this is a worthwhile reading for all ages. This is the full YA to adult book one that is THE BOOK to read before reading any of the others. There are eight books that make up the diary and than others that are a part of the series. There are 3 editions of many books that are edited for the age of the reader. Color book/story books are available for the very youngest reader in print for as little a $6.95. The entire series is lavishly illustrated/enhanced and restore ...more
Reynold Jay
Jun 26, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviews from readers indicate this is a worthwhile reading for all ages. This is the full YA to adult book one that is THE BOOK to read before reading any of the others. There are eight books that make up the diary and than others that are a part of the series. There are 3 editions of many books that are edited for the age of the reader. Color book/story books are available for the very youngest reader in print for as little a $6.95. The entire series is lavishly illustrated/enhanced and restore ...more
Reynold Jay
Jun 26, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reviews from readers indicate this is a worthwhile reading for all ages. This is the full YA to adult book one that is THE BOOK to read before reading any of the others. There are eight books that make up the diary and than others that are a part of the series. There are 3 editions of many books that are edited for the age of the reader. Color book/story books are available for the very youngest reader in print for as little a $6.95. The entire series is lavishly illustrated/enhanced and restore ...more
Ami
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved the story as well as the idea behind the story in how it came to be written. The adventures were very interesting and exciting. I am about to read another of the books in this series and I am excited to get to it, so I hope you give it a try.

Full disclosure: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
kelly carlisle
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting and clever.
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 Reynold Jay is the leader of a team dedicated to publishing the fascinating 1883 Wurtherington Diary. He has authored a dozen books and co-authored a non-fiction book with Amara, "Eternal Defilement." Once a Special Education teacher--now an author/publisher/restoration professional, he hopes to inspire his readers with this series meant for young and old alike.

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The Wurtherington Diary (9 books)
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