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The Doll Lady
Written by H. Elizabeth Collins-Varni
Illustrated by Judy Kuusisto
Reading Level: Ages 4-9
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Affectionately crafting each doll, the Doll Lady derives great joy from giving her dolls to children. They come in all sizes, shapes, and colors—and each is a special creation, unlike any other. “The beauty is in their differences,” she tells children. “Dolls are just like people. They must be loved and respected for their uniqueness.”
Inspired by her aunt and her own love of dolls, H. Elizabeth Collins-Varni presents a heartwarming story about the lasting impact dolls have on children’s lives and about the value of individuality and diversity. Complete with a delightful paper doll designed by illustrator Judy Kuusisto, The Doll Lady teaches children to treat dolls as well as other people with respect, inspiring the compassion needed to lead kind, caring lives.
An affirming reminder to children and a rejuvenating inspiration to adults, The Doll Lady’s gifts will last a lifetime.
About the Author
H.Elizabeth (Holly) Collins-Varni is a native of Minnesota who now lives in San Diego, California. Having earned a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.A. in Human Development, her passions include writing, children and angels. She has also written To Sleep with the Angels.
About the Illustrator
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Judy Kuusisto is a weaver, sculptor, and art teacher, as well as an author/illustrator. She and her husband live on a lake in Northern Minnesota, where loon calls are heard frequently and wildlife is abundant. Judy also collaborated with Holly Collins-Varni on To Sleep with the Angels.
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