Dolls of Hope

By Shirley Parenteau

“Readers will find no trouble connecting with Chiyo, an endearing main character who is struggling to find her way in the world. . . . A fascinating look at Japanese culture.” — School Library Journal

Eleven-year-old Chiyo Tamura never imagined she’d go from her small Japanese mountain village to 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 Chiyo is asked to be Emily Grace’s official protector, one jealous classmate will stop at nothing to see her fail. Inspired by a little-known historical event, this engaging companion to Ship of Dolls continues the story of the Friendship Doll Exchange.

  • Now in paperback, a companion novel to Ship of Dolls and Dolls of War, 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: 9781536200263
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Dimensions: 139 x 196mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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