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A new historical novel from Anna Ciddor, in the same beautiful, classic storytelling tradition as The Family With Two Front Doors.

We're going to look everywhere,' said Anna.

And they did.

When Anna sets out to find the doll of her dreams, her two younger sisters are eager to help. But it's not easy. This is 1960s Australia and there's no computer or internet yet. This is a
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Paperback, 187 pages
Published March 8th 2019 by Allen & Unwin
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C.G. Drews
This was a really softly sweet (slightly fictionalised) autobiography from the author! It had a nod to The Family with Two Front Doors too! It's set in the 1960s, Australia, and kind of a tumbling up story of three little sisters and their everyday life, including how they celebrate their Jewish heritage and buy ice creams for half a penny. Anna is really obsessed with collecting her own antique doll after she fell in love with the book Hitty (I remember that book!). The whole book reminded me a ...more
Hazel Edwards
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing


I must declare my historical bias. I'm the same age as the author Anna Ciddor and grew up with similar schoolgirl memories of the Dolls' Hospital, State School morning recess milk in half bottles with sun-warm cream at the top which had to be drunk before you could play, and ABC wireless serials. Only we 'dressed up' and went to Coles cafeteria for ' city lunch with jelly treat', not to Myers. So I wondered if this junior novel with accurate, historical detail would appeal to today's eight year
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Tania
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous story - and such a satisfying ending! Brings back my own childhood so vividly, I think adult readers will love it almost as much as kids.
Anna Davidson
A lovely recount of growing up in an Australian Jewish community in the 1960s. It’s so important to expose children to Jewish stories that are not only based on the Holocaust.
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