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The Doll People by Ann M. Martin
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Jul 21, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens, childrens-youth, youth, youth-children

The Dolls and The Funcrafts, two doll families who remind readers that "dolls are people too."

In this delightful tale, readers follow Annabelle Doll and her friend, Tiffany Funcraft, as they set out to explore the human family's home in search of Auntie Sarah, Annabelle's aunt, who has been missing for forty-five years.

Can Annabelle and Tiffany discover what happened to Auntie Sarah without the humans discovering their secret life, or will the two be discovered by the humans and become permanent doll state?

This tale of family and friendship will leave readers turning the page for more, especially the illustrations drawn by Brian Selznick.

I really enjoyed the idea of dolls taking an oath in order to become alive. The plot really worked for me. It was interwoven with family, friendship, and mystery with just the right balance. I can see this appropriate for children and tween girls. At the novel's end, I can see those same girls eyeing their own dolls with a new curiosity.
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Reading Progress

July 21, 2011 – Started Reading
July 21, 2011 – Shelved
July 21, 2011 –
page 99
34.38% "Cute so far"
July 23, 2011 –
page 154
53.47%
July 23, 2011 –
page 214
74.31% "So adorable"
July 23, 2011 – Shelved as: childrens
July 23, 2011 – Shelved as: childrens-youth
July 23, 2011 – Shelved as: youth
July 23, 2011 – Shelved as: youth-children
July 23, 2011 – Finished Reading

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