Mommy, Buy Me a China Doll

Mommy, Buy Me a China Doll

Adapted from an Ozark children's song

by Harve Zemach, Margot Zemach
1988 printing, ©1975, ISBN: 9780374350055
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Eliza Lou is a little girl who lives in the Ozark Mountains. One autumn day she meets a mountain trader pulling a wagon piled high with cloth and kettles and–a china doll. Her family doesn't have money for china dolls, but Eliza Lou has that problem solved. She suggests to her mother that they trade her daddy's featherbed for it, but this poses a new problem: Where will her daddy sleep? As she sits on her mother's lap, Eliza Lou suggests alternative sleeping arrangements for the whole family, and their horses, kittens, chickens, and pigs.

Margot Zemach brings Eliza Lou's fantasy to life in humorous illustrations that reflect the earthy, homespun quality of the Ozark folk song adapted by Harve Zemach. This new edition of Mommy, Buy Me a China Doll, an ALA Notable Book of 1966, will delight every admirer of Zemach picture books.

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