Ship of Dolls

Ship of Dolls

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9780763674151
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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booklady413 Sep 05, 2014

This charming historical fiction novel about an eleven year old girl in 1920's Oregon is inspired by a true historical fact. Lexie wants nothing more than to write the best essay about the friendship dolls that will be leaving San Francisco to live in their new home in Japan. The friendship doll exchange which was organized in 1926 by Dr Sidney Gulick, sent over 12,000 dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war. Lexie has another reason to be the winner. She will get to see and live with her Flapper mother who is part of the festivities in San Francisco. I would recommend this book of historical significance to both young and older lovers of the historical fiction genre.

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