Dolls of Hope

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Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
5.5 X 7.8 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Shirley Parenteau is the author of many books for young people, including the historical novel Ship of Dolls and the picture books Bears on Chairs, Bears in Beds, and Bears in the Bath. She lives in Elk Grove, California.


Chiyo's struggle to live up to societal and gender-based expectations while also following her heart feels genuine and cheer-worthy...Chiyo's affection for Emily Grace fascinates, and the message of friendship and peace between nations endures.
--Kirkus Reviews

Fans of the first book will enjoy following Emily Grace across the world to her new home--and getting an intriguing look at Japan's own project to send dolls to the U.S. in exchange.
--The Horn Book

The cultural differences arising from the Japanese setting here will intrigue readers, while Chiyo's personality, emotions, and difficulties with Hoshi make her an engaging character...An appealing choice for historical fiction fans.
--Booklist Online

Doll aficionados, those who like boarding school books, and fans of the first title will not be disappointed.
--School Library Journal

Chiyo must make decisions to protect the doll and to honor her family's vision for her.
--Literacy Daily

Readers will identify with Chiyo's struggle to make new friends and her excitement at being chosen to be in charge of the American doll that is designated for her school.
--School Library Connection