The Meanest Doll in the World

by Ann Matthews Martin, Laura Godwin
Illustrator Brian Selznick

Disney-Hyperion | May 15, 2005 | Trade Paperback

The Meanest Doll in the World is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are two dolls who have been best friends since they met in Kate Palmer''s house at 26 Wetherby Lane. In this sequel to The Doll People, they hitch a ride in Kate''s backpack and find themselves in the biggest adventure of their lives, a day at school! But when an attempt to return home lands them in the wrong house, they''re in far deeper trouble than they imagined. Along with a host of new doll friends, they also encounter Mean Mimi, the wickedest doll of all. Mean Mimi is mean-really mean-and she''s determined to rule all of Dollkind or else destroy it. Will the world ever be safe for dolls again? In this masterfully plotted sequel, Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, with the help of Brian Selznick''s ingenious black-and-white illustrations, take the reader on another nonstop adventure from a doll''s eye view!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9 × 6.25 × 0.75 in

Published: May 15, 2005

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786852976

ISBN - 13: 9780786852970

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of Fun! Tiffany and Annabelle are almost caught walking in the hall by one of their owner's and they quickly jump into a nearby backpack. Before they can get back to their respective homes, the backpack is zipped and they find themselves on the way to school. There, they explore and as they get back into the backpack to go back home they realize they are in the wrong one and end up at someone else's home. It is a nightmare here, all the dolls are being terrorized by the Princess Mimi Doll who thinks she will one day become Queen of All the Dolls. Annabelle and Tiffany are stuck there for the weekend and try to help the dolls get rid of Mimi. A really, fun book which was a pure delight to read. I'm really enjoying this fun series about the Doll People. This book has a lovely theme of friendship and the Doll characters are so charming and endearing, while the plot is fun and exciting. I never really read these types of books as a kid but am really fond of this book and the series. Selznick's illustrations throughout are absolutely stunning and a huge part of the enjoyment of the book is contained within the illustrations. Highly recommended for up to ten years old and anyone who loves a little bit of childish fun and fantasy. I'll be reading the last book shortly.
Date published: 2009-01-18

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The Meanest Doll in the World

by Ann Matthews Martin, Laura Godwin
Illustrator Brian Selznick

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9 × 6.25 × 0.75 in

Published: May 15, 2005

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786852976

ISBN - 13: 9780786852970

About the Book

Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are two dolls who have been best friends since they met in Kate Palmer's house at 26 Wetherby Lane. In this sequel to The Doll People, they hitch a ride in Kate's backpack and find themselves in the biggest adventure of their lives, a day at school! But when an attempt to return home lands them in the wrong house, they're in far deeper trouble than they imagined. Along with a host of new doll friends, they also encounter Mean Mimi, the wickedest doll of all. Mean Mimi is mean-really mean-and she's determined to rule all of Dollkind or else destroy it. Will the world ever be safe for dolls again? In this masterfully plotted sequel, Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, with the help of Brian Selznick's ingenious black-and-white illustrations, take the reader on another nonstop adventure from a doll's eye view!

From the Publisher

Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are two dolls who have been best friends since they met in Kate Palmer''s house at 26 Wetherby Lane. In this sequel to The Doll People, they hitch a ride in Kate''s backpack and find themselves in the biggest adventure of their lives, a day at school! But when an attempt to return home lands them in the wrong house, they''re in far deeper trouble than they imagined. Along with a host of new doll friends, they also encounter Mean Mimi, the wickedest doll of all. Mean Mimi is mean-really mean-and she''s determined to rule all of Dollkind or else destroy it. Will the world ever be safe for dolls again? In this masterfully plotted sequel, Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, with the help of Brian Selznick''s ingenious black-and-white illustrations, take the reader on another nonstop adventure from a doll''s eye view!

About the Author

Laura Godwin, also known as Nola Buck, is the author of many picture books for children, including What the Baby Hears, Central Park Serenade, Barnyard Prayers, The Flower Girl, Little White Dog and Christmas in the Manger. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she now lives in New York City.

Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal and a National Book nominee. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Mu oz Ryan, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

Appropriate for ages: 8