Jewish Values: Doll Shop Downstairs, The

Publisher: 
Publication Year: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
128 p.
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In a story set on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s, Anna and her sisters live above their parents’ doll repair shop. When an embargo on German-made products threaten the family’s business, they pull together to solve the problem in a creative way. Maione’s black and white illustrations succinctly capture the essence of this period in and give the reader a sense of a young girl’s innocent world of tea parties, imaginative play, and family outings. A short glossary defines doll making and Jewish terms and a timeline provides historical highlights. Old-fashioned and sweet, reminiscent of the All-of-a-Kind Family stories.
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ISBN: 
978-0-670-01091-2
Book ID: 
1398
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No