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Title:
The Doll people set sail
Author:
Martin, Ann M., 1955- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, [2014]
Physical Description:
277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
"Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families journey far from home"--
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 5.0 169990.
Genre:
ISBN:
9781423136835
Format :
Book

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Summary

Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families are whisked out to sea when the Palmers accidentally place them in a box destined for charity donation. And it turns out they're not alone-there are plenty of other doll people on the ship, too. After traveling thousands of miles, will they be able to find their way home?

In the fourth installment in the beloved Doll People series, Brett Helquist joins Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin on another exhilarating adventure from a doll's-eye view.


Author Notes

Ann Mathews Martin was born on August 12, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey. She received a degree in elementary education and psychology from Smith College. She worked as a teacher, was an editor of children's books for both Bantam and Scholastic, and then became a full-time writer.

She is the author of several series including the Baby-sitters Club series, Baby-Sitters Little Sister series, California Diaries series, and Main Street series. Her other works include Ten Kids No Pets, Here Today, On Christmas Eve, and Rain Reign.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

In this fourth title of the well-loved series, cautious Annabelle Doll embarks on her biggest adventure yet when a box destined for temporary storage in the Palmer family attic is instead sent across the ocean to a foundation distributing toys to children around the world. With her best friend Tiffany Funcraft and their families, Annabelle travels to England in the hold of a cargo ship, revives the Society for Exploration and the Location of Missing Persons to bring about three difficult rescues, meets a variety of new dolls, and is nearly lost or smashed at sea herself. Surprisingly, these doll characters continue to mature; Annabelle becomes braver and Tiffany more restrained. Helquist, taking over for Brian Selznick, illustrates in keeping with Selznick's tone. (Final art not seen.) The family's return is accomplished remarkably swiftly, but the conclusion will still satisfy fans already looking forward to further adventures.--Isaacs, Kathleen Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. This much-awaited fourth installment of the Doll People series (which sees Helquist stepping in for Brian Selznick) has the antique Doll family and the contemporary Funcrafts on a nautical adventure after the box they've been packed in is mistakenly sent to a charity in England. If being separated from their owners, Kate and Nora Palmer, isn't enough of a disaster, Nanny Doll, Dad Funcraft, and his son, Bailey, fall from a hole in the carton and disappear aboard the cargo ship. Luckily, heroines Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are experienced at finding missing persons and quickly form a rescue party, with help from fellow passenger dolls. Once again, the shared values of Doll Power, friendship, and familial love bridge the differences between the plastic, modern Funcrafts and the fragile, ancient Dolls. In this episode, however, Tiffany Funcraft is less daring than usual, while Annabelle plays the role of risk taker, using courage and quick thinking to save the day. A rousing adventure that treats fans to thrilling action (on a miniature scale) and personable new dolls to discover. Art not seen by PW. Ages 8-12. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-The fourth installment of "The Doll People" series is an adventure on the high seas. Annabelle Doll, her best friend, Tiffany Funcraft, and the other doll people are packed away in anticipation of their human owners, Katie and Nora's, room renovation. The box labeled "attic" is mistakenly taken with the boxes intended for charity and put on a cargo ship bound for England. In the chaos of realizing what is happening, Tiffany opens a seam in the box and Bailey, Nanny, and Dad Funcraft accidently fall through the hole. Annabelle and Tiffany lead the rescue mission as the dolls go searching for their missing relatives. Along the way, they discover other living dolls who support them and become their new friends. After much adventure and excitement, Nanny, Bailey, and Dad Funcraft are found safe and sound, the box mix up is resolved, and the dolls are sent back to their home, the Palmers house in Connecticut. Sketches of the action add to the story's enjoyment and understanding. Familiarity with the other books in the series would be helpful, but is not necessary. This is a good choice for independent readers ready to try something longer.-Kefira Phillipe, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, IL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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