The Doll Shop Downstairs
Publish date: September 3rd 2009
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
Series: The Doll Shop (#1)
A sweet story about three girls growing up above their father's Doll Repair shop just before and during World War I. According to the author she used elements of the life of dollmaker Mme. Alexander to inform this story of a young girl helping her parents when war disrupts their business. Anna is ...
Anna, Sophie and sister Trudie are the children of Russian Jewish immigrants living in New York City in the early 20th century. Their father runs a doll repair shop below their apartment and they are allowed to play with those awaiting repair. The plot is sweet and simple (not simplistic!) Importa...