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Ship of dolls
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Published:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
258 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Goodlettsville - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Parente
Description
Can a ship carrying Friendship Dolls to Japan be Lexie's ticket to see her fun-loving mother again? A heartwarming historical novel inspired by a little-known true event. It's 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, Oregon, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco's speakeasies. But Mama's new husband doesn't think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Meanwhile, Lexie's class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner. But what if a jealous classmate and Lexie's own small lies to her grandmother manage to derail her plans? Inspired by a project organized by teacher-missionary Sidney Gulick, in which U.S. children sent more than 12,000 Friendship Dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war, Shirley Parenteau's engaging story has sure appeal for young readers who enjoy historical fiction, and for doll lovers of all ages.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780763670030, 0763670030
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.6, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
670

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It's 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, where she is living with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco. But Mama's new husband doesn't think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Lexie's class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Parenteau, S. (2014). Ship of dolls. First edition. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Parenteau, Shirley. 2014. Ship of Dolls. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Parenteau, Shirley, Ship of Dolls. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Parenteau, Shirley. Ship of Dolls. First edition. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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