This should DEFINITELY be a Newberry Honor winner! Finding friendship is not as easy as it seems for these 4 girls so Miss Kanagawa, an Ambassador of Friendship must assist them in becoming friends with not only REAL people but, herself in order to awake her heart in the midst of the Great Depression.
The Friendship Doll
By Kirby Larson
|Interest Level||Reading Level||Reading A-Z||ATOS||Word Count|
|Grades 4 - 8||Grades 3 - 8||W||5||45653|
I am Miss Kanagawa. In 1927, my 57 doll-sisters and I were sent from Japan to America as Ambassadors of Friendship. Our work wasn't all peach blossoms and tea cakes. My story will take you from New York to Oregon, during the Great Depression. Though few in this tale are as fascinating as I, their stories won't be an unpleasant diversion. You will make the acquaintance of Bunny, bent on revenge; Lois, with her head in the clouds; Willie Mae, who not only awakened my heart, but broke it; and Lucy, a friend so dear, not even war could part us. I have put this tale to paper because from those 58 Friendship Dolls only 45 remain. I know that someone who chooses this book is capable of solving the mystery of the missing sisters. Perhaps that someone is you.
Published on 5/8/2012
Number of pages: 208