William's Doll by Charlotte ZolotowWilliam's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow

William's Doll

byCharlotte Zolotow

Paperback | May 1, 1985

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"An excellent book about a boy named William who wants the forbidden—a doll. The long-awaited realistic handling of this theme makes it a landmark book."—School Library Journal

More than anything, William wants a doll. “Don’t be a creep,” says his brother. “Sissy, sissy,” chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands William’s wish, and make it easy for others to understand, too. William gets a doll, so he can learn to be a loving parent someday.

Written by beloved author Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Newbery Medal-winning author and Caldecott Honor Book illustrator William Pène du Bois, William’s Doll was published in 1972 and was one of the first picture books to deal with gender stereotypes.

About The Author

Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
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Title:William's DollFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.08 inPublished:May 1, 1985Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064430677

ISBN - 13:9780064430678

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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William’s friends don’t play with dolls. Nonconforming William doesn’t care -- he simply wants the doll he saw in the department store. His father and brother are set against it, but he gets his wish. The results are both heart-warming and hilarious. Young readers get a satisfying story that takes a gentle swipe at sexism with William’s Doll.

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"An excellent book about a boy named William who wants the forbidden -- a doll. The long-awaited realistic handling of this theme makes it a landmark book." (School Library Journal)