The Very Little Princess (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

By Bauer, Marion & Sayles, Elizabeth

Publishers Summary:
Regina is only 3-1/4 inches tall, but she knows from the moment she wakes up in her dollhouse bed that she is a princess. Why else would she have such a lovely pink gown? Why else would she have such golden hair and flawless skin? And why else would she have a four-foot, curly-haired human creature to wait on her? Meanwhile Zoey, that four-foot, curly-haired creature, has always dreamed that someday one of her dolls would come alive. But in her dreams, the doll never ordered her around. The doll didn’t call her a servant. And the doll was a whole lot nicer!In a classic storyteller’s voice, Marion Dane Bauer tells an exquisite tale of friendship, family, and loss, laced with humor and joy.From the Hardcover edition.

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978-0-37595-691-1
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

Gr 3-5 When Zoey's mom whisks her out of their Minneapolis apartment to her grandmother's house in the country (the grandmother she never knew she had), the 10-year-old is excited but curious. Instantly she feels the tension between her mother and Grandmother Hazel. Seeking relief, she explores the house and finds a dollhouse with a beautiful doll in it. When an accidental tear falls from Zoey's eye onto the tiny...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on February 23, 2010

- Like many traditional fairy tales, examines dark family dynamics through the lens of magic. - Its initial premise will captivate middle grade readers. What a doll be like if it ca...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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