The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson
  

The Paper Dolls

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

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Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - June 2013 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the 2013 Scottish Children’s Book Award

Best-selling Julia Donaldson’s light footed text captures the magical creation of a chain of paper dolls and all the imaginative games they can play. Dancing, flying, jumping, the five paper dolls joined together by holding hands, escape from the jaws of a crocodile, ride on a bus, lie on the rooftops to look at the stars and much, much more in the hands of the little girl who made them. When disaster strikes, the memory of their happy days remain and is handed down to another little girl many years later. Rebecca Cobb’s illustrations capture the magic perfectly.

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Synopsis

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens.

A stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of The Gruffalo, and new illustrating talent Rebecca Cobb.

Julia Donaldson says:
‘The Paper Dolls is a book which is very close to my heart, and I’m delighted we can promote it in such a creative way. I regularly receive letters and pictures from children who have read my books and they have such wonderful imaginations, I can’t wait to see the designs we receive. I’m pleased too that we will be supporting Save the Children through this initiative, which does such vital work on the behalf of children all over the world.’

Would you like to help break a World Record and support problems of child literacy? Macmillan Children's Books are hoping to create the world's longest chain of paper dolls & will give 10p to Save the Children for every paper doll you submit - to find out more information on this worthy project click here.

Reviews

Rebecca Cobb's beautifully drawn and colourful illustrations are absolutely charming... I don't want to spoil the ending, but I can say that the inherent message of the story, that nothing is truly destroyed once it becomes a memory, left us both feeling surprisingly contented! * muffandteacake.co.uk * The Paper Dolls and The Crocodile Who DIdn't Like Water [and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish] were all picked as top summer reads in the Metro this week. The selectors included George Hanratty from Tales on Moon Lane bookshop and Katherine Woodfine from Booktrust. * metro.co.uk * A picturebook that seems simple but gets richer every time you look at it... Cobb's illustrations capture the joy of childhood

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

Author photo © Alex Rumford

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th June 2013

ISBN

9781447220145

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