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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 112
Themes: The Depression, sibling rivalry, rebirth
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2005
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Mary is certain that her parents are giving her new shoes for Christmas, but the Depression has hit her Saskatchewan farming family hard. Mary tries to hide her disappointment when she receives a crude homemade doll instead. She ends up liking the doll much more than she expects, but the doll fuels the rivalry between Mary and her older sister, Judith. Then, when the doll disappears a few weeks later during a snowstorm, Mary and Judith's relationship changes once again.

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"Older readers who are interested in historical fiction will likely enjoy this book . . ."

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Family Friendly Book Award  | 2006 | Winner

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