If you long for the family-centered stories of years past, here is a gentle treat for you. Three sisters, Sophie, Trudie and Anna have temporarily adopted three dolls until their owners come to claim them. Sophie, the oldest, is pretty and smart. Trudie the youngest is cute and sensitive. Anna, the middle girl, struggles with her multiplication facts and only feels special when she's alone in the doll shop after everyone else has gone up to bed. Life, though, is full of change. World War I will disrupt father's business and the family will need to use their ingenuity to overcome their difficult circumstances. The book is based on the real life girl who helped her family create the famous Madame Alexander dolls.
Doll Shop Downstairs