The Doll People by Ann Matthews MartinThe Doll People by Ann Matthews Martin

The Doll People

byAnn Matthews Martin, Laura GodwinIllustratorBrian Selznick

Hardcover | August 1, 2000

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Annabelle Doll is eight years old-she has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll family, day after day, year after year. . . until one day the Funcrafts move in.
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 ...
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Title:The Doll PeopleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2000

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0786803614

ISBN - 13:9780786803613

Appropriate for ages: 8

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from like a personal doll story out of the toy story world such a lovely book, we have read the series twice now, and still just as funny as the first time if your kids love toy story, think of this as a backstory to ANDY'S COMMING!!!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story This is such a cute story. If you have ever thought about what happens to your toys when you aren't around this book is for you. The characters in the book are really fun and interesting. A great read for young girls!
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable Cute and happy. Very warm and joyful. Nice visuals, too.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable This was a cute and warm story that will brighten your day. Kids and adults will love this story.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Book I really enjoyed this book. I am 49 yrs old and do not particularly like dolls but it was fun to read. Take it to bed and cheer yourself up with this nicely bound, illustrated, large print book. Then give it to a child or friend or seniors home.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simply Delightful! The Doll Family has lived at 26 Wetherby Lane for 100 years being passed down from mother to daughter all these years. Forty-five years ago Auntie Sarah simply disappeared and no one speaks of her anymore but Annabelle Doll finds Auntie Sarah's secret journal and decides she will leave the house and start to search for her. Along her searches she finds another doll family that has come to live with the youngest daughter of the family. The Dolls now have some fun neighbours and Annabelle finds a friend with the Funcraft Family. This book was pure delight! It was very reminiscent to me of The Borrowers, though the little people here are dollhouse dolls. The characters are simply charming and this is really a wonderful, fun, adventurous story to read. Brian Selznick's illustration bring the characters and setting to life as they decorate every third or forth page and sometimes the text stops for a whole two page spread illustration. Highly recommended for Grades 4 to 6, or as a read aloud for youngers. I wish I had daughters to read this too, but I, who am well past Grade 6 age, loved the story and will read the next two books in the series.
Date published: 2009-01-10

From Our Editors

A family of porcelain dolls that has lived in the same house for one hundred years is taken aback when a new family of plastic dolls arrives and doesn't follow The Doll Code of Honor.

Editorial Reviews

August 2000. It's not easy to write a good book about dolls. There are so many things to work out. Are the dolls "alive"? Is there consistency to their existence? How do they navigate outside their home? Martin and Godwin not only set up a realistic doll world but also provide a credible mystery. Annabelle and her Doll family have lived in the dollhouse, now owned by Kate, since it came from England several generations before. In 1955, Aunt Sarah Doll disappeared, and Annabelle, with the help of Sarah's journal, is determined to find her. The authors add a wickedly funny touch with the introduction of the Funmarts, a dollhouse family meant to placate Kate's little sister, who's always messing with the Dolls. The Funmarts are a brash, breezy family of plastic dolls who can't believe the Dolls don't have a microwave. Still, Anabelle and Tiffany Funmart become friends and are soon taking great risks to find out what happened to Aunt Sarah. The story gets a wonderful boost from Brian Selznick's pencil drawings, which include charming endpapers. He catches every bit of humor, especially when he's drawing those Funmarts.-Booklist