Dollmakers and Their Stories by Krystyna Poray Goddu

Dollmakers and Their Stories

Krystyna Poray Goddu


Dollmakers and Their Stories by Krystyna Poray Goddu

"e;Dolls are not a luxury. They are as necessary to a child's life as a loaf of bread . . . What a doll does for a little girl is develop her capacity to love others and herself."e; -Madame Alexander A wonderful offering for young doll enthusiasts and women's history buffs alike This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were-and continue to be-filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years-such as Barbie (Ruth Handler) and Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander). Entrepreneurs and feminists of their time, these strong women displayed both creative genius and astute business acumen, serving as excellent role models for today's young female readers.

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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1st October 2004




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