Dolls' House

Dolls' House

by Rumer Godden, Jane Ray (Illustrator)
Publisher: Macmillan
Mass market paperback, 126 pages
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Bewitchingly beautiful drawings add fresh delight to a book which the Horn Book described (in its original edition) as having "a lasting charm for readers of any age."

"The sensitive, penetrating art of Rumer Godden has created the choicest of all doll stories.... Beautifully written, The Dolls' House gives reality not only to the leading characters but to others who appear in the Exhibition opened by the Queen. Tottie, a small wooden Dutch doll who is the wisest of them all, likes to think of the strength of the tree from which she is made. 'It is an anxious, sometimes a dangerous thing to be a doll. Dolls cannot choose; they cannot "do"; they can only be done by. They can only wish hard for the right thing to happen.'

"Rumer Godden tells in this enchanting story what two little girls did with the Plantagenet family and how good things and bad things came and passed."

—from the dust jacket

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