The Friendship Doll

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Yearling #ad - In 1927, my 57 doll-sisters and I were sent from Japan to America as Ambassadors of Friendship. You will make the acquaintance of bunny, who not only awakened my heart, bent on revenge; Lois, with her head in the clouds; Willie Mae, but broke it; and Lucy, a friend so dear, not even war could part us. Though few in this tale are as fascinating as I, their stories won't be an unpleasant diversion.

. My story will take you from New York to Oregon, during the Great Depression. Perhaps that someone is you. I know that someone who chooses this book is capable of solving the mystery of the missing sisters. Our work wasn't all peach blossoms and tea cakes. I am miss Kanagawa. I have put this tale to paper because from those 58 Friendship Dolls only 45 remain.

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Hattie Ever After Hattie Series

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Ember #ad - Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper. Kirby larson once again creates a lovingly written novel about the remarkable and resilient young orphan, Hattie Inez Brooks. But can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love? Hattie must dig deep to find her own true place in the world.

Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. After leaving uncle chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky.

Hattie Ever After Hattie Series #ad - A letter and love token from uncle chester's old flame in San Francisco fuels that desire and Hattie jumps at the opportunity to get there by working as a seamstress for a traveling acting troupe. Even though her heart approves of Charlie's plan for their marriage, her mind fears that saying yes to him would be saying no to herself.

Hattie holds her own in the big city, literally pitching her way to a byline, and a career that could be even bigger than Nellie Bly's. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. But hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle.

This could be her chance to solve the mystery of her "scoundrel" uncle and, in the process, help her learn more about herself.

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Hattie Big Sky Hattie Series

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Yearling #ad - Under the big sky, a cantankerous cow, hard times, Hattie braves hard weather, and her own hopeless hand at the cookstove. This young pioneer's story is lovingly stitched together from Kirby Larson’s own family history and the sights, sounds, and scents of homesteading life. An american library association best book for young adultsa school library journal best booka booklist editors' choicenamed to 13 state award lists"a marvelous story about courage, loyalty, perseverance, and the meaning of home.

Newbery award-winning Author Karen Cushman Yearling Books. This newbery honor winning,  New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier. For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Her quest to make a home is championed by new neighbors Perilee Mueller, her German husband, and their children.

Hattie Big Sky Hattie Series #ad - Tired of being hattie here-and-there, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Vida, Montana, to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim. For the first time in her life, hattie feels part of a family, finding the strength to stand up against Traft Martin’s schemes to buy her out and against increasing pressure to be a “loyal” American at a time when anything—or anyone—German is suspect.

Despite daily trials, hattie continues to work her uncle’s claim until an unforeseen tragedy causes her to search her soul for the real meaning of home.

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Ship of Dolls The Friendship Dolls

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Candlewick #ad - 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 will be chosen to go to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner. 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 readers who enjoy historical fiction and for doll lovers of all ages.

Tender and funny, this story of friendship and family is reminiscent of Beverly Cleary’s work. School library journalit’s 1926, and rejoin her mother, and eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants to leave Portland, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, Oregon, a singer in San Francisco.

Ship of Dolls The Friendship Dolls #ad - Yearling Books. Inspired by a project in which U. S.

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Dolls of War The Friendship Dolls

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Candlewick #ad - Miss tokyo, is part of the museum’s collection — and one of Macy’s most treasured connections to her mother, one of fifty-eight exquisite friendship dolls given to America by Japan in 1926, who recently passed away. When the japanese bomb pearl Harbor, many of Macy’s neighbors demand that Miss Tokyo be destroyed.

Yearling Books. When her brother joins the navy and devastating news from the war begins to pour in, Macy starts having doubts — does remaining loyal to Miss Tokyo mean being disloyal to America? Bringing the story of the Friendship Dolls forward to World War II, Shirley Parenteau delivers another thoughtful historical novel inspired by a little-known true event.

Dolls of War The Friendship Dolls #ad - When america and japan go to war, will macy’s feelings for her beloved Japanese Friendship Doll change? Here is a moving addition to the Friendship Dolls series. In 1941, eleven-year-old macy James lives near the Oregon coast with her father, the director of a small museum.

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Audacity Jones to the Rescue Audacity Jones #1

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Scholastic Press #ad - Audie has the dearest of friends at the School, as well as a terribly clever feline companion named Miniver and plenty of books to read there. Still, she longs for an escapade to rival those of the characters in the swashbuckling novels she so adores. But when the mysterious commodore crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she's in for the journey of a lifetime.

Scholastic Press. Audacity jones pines for adventure, something to break up the monotony of her days at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Soon, though, it becomes clear that someone has unsavory plans for Audie -- plans that involve the President of the United States and a very sinister plot. Can audie save the day before it's too late?From Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson comes a rollicking adventure starring a plucky and charming orphan readers won't soon forget.

Audacity Jones to the Rescue Audacity Jones #1 #ad - Being a wayward girl isn't so awful -- even if Audie is condemned to the Punishment Room almost daily. Yearling Books.

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Dolls of Hope The Friendship Dolls

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Candlewick #ad - A fascinating look at Japanese culture. School library journaleleven-year-old chiyo tamura never imagined she’d go from her small Japanese mountain village to Tokyo, helping to welcome more than twelve thousand Friendship Dolls from America — including Emily Grace, a gift to her own school. Yearling Books.

Scholastic Press. Inspired by a little-known historical event, this engaging companion to Ship of Dolls continues the story of the Friendship Doll Exchange. Nor could she dream that she’d have an important role in the crafting of Miss Tokyo, one of fifty-eight Japanese dolls to be sent to America in return.

Dolls of Hope The Friendship Dolls #ad - Readers will find no trouble connecting with Chiyo, an endearing main character who is struggling to find her way in the world. But when chiyo is asked to be Emily Grace’s official protector, one jealous classmate will stop at nothing to see her fail.

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Duke Dogs of World War II

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Scholastic Paperbacks #ad - Scholastic Press. Scholastic Paperbacks. With world war ii raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, Duke. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school.

But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will hobie ever see duke, or his father, again? Will life ever be the same? Yearling Books. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, mine sniffers, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, and patrol dogs.

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Dolls Of Hope The Friendship Dolls

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Candlewick #ad - Yearling Books. How can chiyo reveal the truth—and restore her own good name? in another heartwarming historical novel, the author of Ship of Dolls revisits the 1926 Friendship Doll exchange, in which teacher-missionary Sidney Gulick organized American children to send thousands of dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war.

Nor could she dream that she’d have an important role in the crafting of Miss Tokyo, one of fifty-eight Japanese dolls to be sent to America in return. How daring is chiyo prepared to be to keep the american Friendship Doll safe? Inspired by a little-known historical event, this engaging companion to Ship of Dolls is told from a Japanese girl’s point of view.

Dolls Of Hope The Friendship Dolls #ad - When eleven-year-old chiyo tamura is sent from her home in a small japanese mountain village to a girls’ school in the city of Tsuchiura, she never imagines that she will soon be in Tokyo helping to welcome more than twelve thousand Friendship Dolls from America—including Emily Grace, a gift to her own school.

Scholastic Press. But when an excited chiyo is asked to be Emily Grace’s official protector, one jealous classmate will stop at nothing to see her fail. Scholastic Paperbacks.

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Liberty Dogs of World War II

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Scholastic Inc. #ad - At the higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. Yearling Books. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave.

Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Fish has a knack for inventing. As fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans.

Liberty Dogs of World War II #ad - Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Scholastic Press. Scholastic Paperbacks.

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