William's Doll

William's Doll

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"An excellent book about a boy named William who wants the forbidden-a doll. The long-awaited realistic handling of this theme makes it a landmark book."-School Library Journal

More than anything, William wants a doll. "Don't be a creep," says his brother. "Sissy, sissy," chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands William's wish, and make it easy for others to understand, too. William gets a doll, so he can learn to be a loving parent someday.

Written by beloved author Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Newbery Medal-winning author and Caldecott Honor Book illustrator William Pene du Bois, William's Doll was published in 1972 and was one of the first picture books to deal with gender stereotypes. William's Doll has been welcomed by teachers, librarians, and other caregivers as a springboard for discussion about gender roles and intolerance, whether shared one on one or with groups in a classroom or library setting.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 183 x 214 x 5mm | 104g
  • Picture Lions
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations
  • 0064430677
  • 9780064430678
  • 93,390

Back cover copy

More than anything, William wants a doll. Don't be a creep, says his brother. Sissy, sissy, chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands William's wish, and makes it easy for others to understand, too.
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Review quote

"An excellent book about a boy named William who wants the forbidden -- a doll. The long-awaited realistic handling of this theme makes it a landmark book."-- "School Library Journal"
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About Charlotte Zolotow

Charlotte Zolotow-author, editor, publisher, and educator-has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
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Rating details

1,054 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 43% (448)
4 33% (343)
3 19% (195)
2 5% (48)
1 2% (20)
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