Elizabeti's Doll

Elizabeti's Doll

4.11 (306 ratings by Goodreads)

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Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal
Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA)
All-Time Best Books for Big Kids, Parents.com
Best Books of the Year, New York Family
Best Children's Book Award, Peace Corps Writers
Charlotte Zolotow Award - Highly Commended Title, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Children's Books Mean Business, Children's Book Council (CBC)
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

A young Tanzanian girl finds a special doll, and realizes how much she loves the doll when she almost loses her.

Upon the arrival of her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides she needs a doll she can care for the way her mother cares for the new baby. After looking around her village, Elizabeti finds the perfect doll to love, and names her Eva.

When Mama changes the new baby's diaper, Elizabeti changes Eva. When Mama sings to the baby, Elizabeti sings to Eva. And one day when Eva turns up lost, Elizabeti realizes just how much she loves her special doll.

Sure to become a classic story for bedtime or naptime, Elizabeti's Doll is a universal tale of love and tenderness that will touch readers of all ages.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 240 x 0.51mm | 123g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1584300817
  • 9781584300816
  • 233,696

Review quote

* Charmed by her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides that she wants a baby of her own; she picks up a smooth rock, names it Eva... [T]he illustrations reflect the story's simplicity; accompanied by an attentive hen, Elizabeti follows her indulgent mother about, mimicking each nurturing activity. The object of Elizabeti's affection may be peculiar, but the love itself is real... Stuve-Bodeen's debut is quirky but believable, lightly dusted with cultural detail, and features universal emotions in an unusual setting. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* In an impressive debut, Stuve-Bodeen warms the heart and hearth with this sweetly evoked tale inspired by her experiences in the Peace Corps...Stuve-Bodeen's well-balanced prose strikes just the right tranquil, gently humorous tone. She lovingly delineates the mother-daughter relationship, and offers a rare, intimate view of another culture while sounding a universal chord. Hale (Juan Bobo and the Pig), meanwhile, deftly captures the story's mood in softly shaded mixed-media illustrations, juxtaposing brightly printed motifs in African fabrics against an earthy, sun-drenched palette. A little slice of perfection. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

This book is a splendid celebration of life and the power of a child's imagination. -- School Library Journal

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal
Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA)
All-Time Best Books for Big Kids, Parents.com
Best Books of the Year, New York Family
Best Children's Book Award, Peace Corps Writers
Charlotte Zolotow Award - Highly Commended Title, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Children's Books Mean Business, Children's Book Council (CBC)
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Silver Bells Honor List, Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy Bell Picture Book Award
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About Stephanie Stuve-Bodden

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen has won numerous awards for her Elizabeti series. A native of Wisconsin, Stuve-Bodeen was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania. She now lives in La Center, Washington, with her husband, a park ranger, and their two children.

CHRISTY HALE has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building and several other titles for Lee & Low Books. She is also an art educator and has introduced young readers to the lives and works of many artists through Instructor magazine's Masterpiece of the Month feature and accompanying workshops. Hale lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California. You can visit her online at christyhale.com.
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Rating details

306 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 39% (120)
4 40% (121)
3 16% (48)
2 4% (12)
1 2% (5)
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