Meet Albert and Lucinda, Kristen, Oscar, Hattie and more, enchanted dolls who inhabit a magical series of homes, from a Tudor mansion to a twentieth century villa, finding adventure and secrets to discover, dances to attend, and parties to give in each era.Read more...
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Meet Albert and Lucinda, Kristen, Oscar, Hattie and more, enchanted dolls who inhabit a magical series of homes, from a Tudor mansion to a twentieth century villa, finding adventure and secrets to discover, dances to attend, and parties to give in each era. Can it be a surprise that over the many centuries a gentle romance has blossomed between Albert and Lucinda?
Pages are crammed with doll lore and historical detail. Lovingly rendered, highly detailed drawings of dolls, their clothing and furnishings, accessories and accoutrements grace each page and spread.
Each of the four dimensional dollhouses just begs for readers to peek through windows anddoors or lift away the walls to find hidden details and characters.
Tactile treats are everywhere: journals to open, letters to pull out and read, jewelry boxes to explore, fabric to touch.and much, much more.
A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection as well as crossover selection of several BMOC adult clubs.
A doll's life
"I never get what I really want," Lucy tells Charlie Brown near the end of the Peanuts holiday classic. For little girls with a similar yen for real estate, there's Robyn Johnson's The Enchanted Doll's House. Ostensibly the secret life of a collection of dolls who live in an assortment of houses, the book is also a trip through various eras, each explored through domestic architecture, clothing, customs and etiquette, and featuring letters to pull out of envelopes, and armoires and chests to open. The spectacular pop-out houses include a cross-timbered English Tudor and an 18th-century French townhouse with mansard roof, wrought-iron railings (and, of course, French doors). Readers peer in through windows for enticing views of upstairs and downstairs rooms full of activity. Even better, the front elevation of each house opens to allow readers inside. With frosted flocking and a golden tassel on the cover, this is an enchanting book from start to finish.