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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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The winners of each of the categories - 3-7, 8-11 and 12-16 - of the Scottish Children’s Book Award 2013 are voted for by children and will be announced in March 2014.  If you would like to register to vote, visit www.scottishbooktrust.com. You can also add a review on their site and here at Lovereading we would also be delighted to receive reviews of any of the shortlisted titles, which we will load on to the site.  Just email your review through to bookreviews@lovereading.co.uk

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The Paper Dolls Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781447220145
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447220145
Publication date: 6th June 2013
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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