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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Reissue edition (Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590318799
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590318792
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 567,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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LONG AGO IN LONDON TOWN, AT A TIME when the muffin man's cries began the day, and the lamplighter ushered in the night, two young girls lived together in the bleak, cold shelter of a public workhouse. Read the first page
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By S. M. Smith on 30 Mar. 2009
Format: Paperback
A lovely book, I was interested in it because of reading it had Mrs. Thimblebees doll shop. Thimblebee is a name I have in my family so I was intrigued, but quickly forgot about that and was engrossed by a lovely story, I recommend it, not a big book and one that can be easily read in one go.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
An Unforgettable Tale of Devotion and Courage 7 Nov. 2001
By HollyNoelle - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is absolutely one of the most outstanding literary works
that I have ever read. Although the book is an easy read, the storyline is fascinating and spellbinding. You won't be able to
put this book down until you finish it! It's a rare find today--
a story of love, devotion, courage, and sacrifice. You will be
reminded of what the true meaning of Christmas is. This book should be read by all young girls and women. Treat yourself to
a tale that is destined to become a Christmas classic!! Enjoy!!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Exciting Journey 7 Dec. 2003
By britneyxyz - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is the story of two sisters who only have each other in all the world. Faced with illness in the orphanage they try to make it out on the streets - it isn't easy each day they are hungry cold tired and afraid. The girls never give up their determination to stay together and remember happy times. They also show the true spirit of Christmas is giving. This story is well written and beautifuly told. It is recommended for children 9 - 12 but my daughter enjoyed having it read to her at age six. I think the story would even appeal to children older than 12.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful old-fashioned story of love and kindness 8 Dec. 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful, wonderful book, and should be at the top of your Christmas list for that special girl in your life. It has everything--wonderful characters, exciting on-the edge of your seat plot, beautiful language and imagry, and an old-fashioned message of selfless love, and of reaching out to others in need. I don't want to say more because I don't want to give anything away. Buy it, read it first, then give it to as many children as you know. ...
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Like "A Little Princess" 7 Mar. 2005
By Serene Night - Published on
Format: Paperback
The Christmas Doll is a children's story about two orphan girls who live and work in a workhouse in Dickensian England. Life is hard for the girls who are constantly cold and hungry. When some of the children in the factory become sick, Sara (the eldest), fears for her younger sister Glory. The two girls run away and have many frightening and exciting adventures on the streets of London, before finding a place they truly belong.

I listened to the audio edition of this novel and really enjoyed it. Sarah and Glory are two strong-minded powerful little girls, whose friendship and loving hearts endure many terrible tragedies. Wonderful. 5 stars. Suitable for all ages. Sensitive really young children should read with a parent.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Couldn't put this down! 24 Nov. 2003
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Format: Paperback
My 8 yr old daughter started reading this at my request, but once started, she couldn't put it down. She would even read it in the car on the way to gymnastics and loved reading it aloud to me to share the story. It made her WANT to read, the story was so touching and engaging. To date, this is still her favorite book of all time. The chapters are long enough to make her feel she accomplished a lot of reading, but not too long that she felt she'd never finish one. Great story, memorable message and always timely. A must read!
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