Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson

In 1927, fifty-eight doll-sisters were sent to the United States to serve as Ambassadors of Friendship.  This is the story of the Japanese Friendship Doll...

Delacorte Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's currently available for sale at your local bookstore.

Ms. Larson imbibes her doll with a touch of life.  As she travels the land through time, she tries to help each person who owns her.  This is an interesting perspective and made the story captivating.  She travels from New York to Oregon, lives through the Great Depression and mourns her losses.  

You meet four different girls during different time periods.  The author researched the eras she writes about and it feels authentic.  The author also has another goal:  To find the missing dolls. Only forty-five are accounted for.  Have you seen one?  

Young teens will enjoy reading this story as it is based in fantasy but has a magical touch.  Why not pick up a copy for them now?

Happy reading!

1 comment:

SusanB said...

Thanks for this review. Since I collect dolls this was fascinating to me.
Susan B