Synopses & Reviews
Meet Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families in the first three books in The Doll People series by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, with illustrations by Caldecott Medal winner Brian Selznick. Two paper dolls based on the characters are also included in this boxed set. THE DOLL PEOPLEAnnabelle Doll is eight years old-she has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll family, day after day, year after year . . . until one day the Funcrafts move in. THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLDIn this sequel to The Doll People, Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft hitch a ride in Kate's backpack and find themselves in the biggest adventure of their lives: a day at school! But when an attempt to return home lands them in the wrong house, they're in far deeper trouble than they imagined. Along with a host of new doll friends, they also encounter Mean Mimi, the wickedest doll of all. THE RUNAWAY DOLLSBest friends Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft have an unexpected visitor, a new doll named Tilly May. She's arrived in a mysterious package from London, but her face looks so familiar . . . could she be Annabelle's long lost baby sister? With time running out before the package is sent back to England, Annabelle and Tiffany resort to the only course of action they can think of-running away. But how will Annabelle and Tiffany find their way back home . . . and what will happen to Tilly May?
"Anne Martin and Laura Godwin's fantasy is a true delight." School Library Journal
Annabelle Doll is eight years old she has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll people, day after day, year after year...until one day the Funcrafts move in.
About the Author
ANN M. MARTIN is the author of many books for young readers, including the Baby-Sitters Club series, the Main Street series, the Family Tree series, Rain Reign
, Belle Teal
, A Dog's Life
, and A Corner of the Universe
, a 2003 Newbery Honor Book. She is also the co-author, with Paula Danziger, of P.S. Longer Letter Later
and Snail Mail No More
. Ms. Martin makes her home in upstate New York.
LAURA GODWIN, also known as Nola Buck, is the author of many popular picture books for children, including A Christmas Goodnight; One Moon, Two Cats; This is the Firefighter; and Christmas in the Manger. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she now lives in New York City.
Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal and a National Book nominee. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Mu oz Ryan, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.