Ship Of Dolls

ISBN-10: 0763697796
ISBN-13: 9780763697792
Author: Parenteau, Shirley
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: November 2017

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 272

Series: Friendship Dolls


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Lexile: 670L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls & Puppets

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Asia

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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