Monday, June 16, 2014

The Friendship Doll

The Friendship Doll By: Kirby Larson

Miss Kanagawa is a doll that was sent to the United States in 1927 as a gift to the United States from Japan.  These dolls were taken around the United States and shown to different people.  What is different about them, is that they are truly able to see and experience those around them, and Miss Kanagawa tells us the story of four girls that live through hard times in our history.  We see how different people were affected by The Great Depression.  Each child that she meets Miss Kanagawa, finds herself a part of their life, and she never forgets them.

This was a great book.  I loved learning about so many different characters, and it was interesting to see them through the eyes of a doll.  I enjoyed the actual history of the dolls from Japan in the back of the book. This is a great read for upper elementary and middle school girls.

I purchased this book from the Scholastic Book Fair.
ISBN: 978-0-545-49233-1

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