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Dolls of Hope

By Shirley Parenteau

How daring is Chiyo prepared to be to keep the American Friendship Doll safe? Inspired by a little-known historical event, this engaging companion to Ship of Dolls is told from a Japanese girl’s point of view.

When eleven-year-old Chiyo Tamura is sent from her home in a small Japanese mountain village to a girls’ school in the city of Tsuchiura, she never imagines that she will soon be in Tokyo helping to welcome more than twelve thousand Friendship Dolls from America—including Emily Grace, a gift to her own school. Nor could she dream that she’d have an important role in the crafting of Miss Tokyo, one of fifty-eight Japanese dolls to be sent to America in return. But when an excited Chiyo is asked to be Emily Grace’s official protector, one jealous classmate will stop at nothing to see her fail. How can Chiyo reveal the truth—and restore her own good name? In another heartwarming historical novel, the author of Ship of Dolls revisits the 1926 Friendship Doll exchange, in which teacher-missionary Sidney Gulick organized American children to send thousands of dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war.

  • A companion novel to Ship of Dolls, telling the Japanese side of the Friendship Doll exchange, a true, but little-known historical event in early 20th century.
  • Another heartwarming novel featuring a very likable and relatable main character. A strong family and friendship story pitched perfectly for 8 to 12 year old readers.
  • Shirley Parenteau beautifully captures the strong emotional bond that many young girls form with their dolls, who are considered true friends.

About the author

Shirley Parenteau is the author of many books for young people, including the historical novel Ship of Dolls and the picture books Bears on Chairs, Bears in Beds, and Bears in the Bath. She lives in Elk Grove, California.

ISBN: 9780763677527
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 1, 2016
Dimensions: 139 x 196mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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