House of Dolls (Hardcover)
In a little house from another time, with lace curtains in every window and paintings hung in gold doily frames, Wildflower, Rockstar, and Miss Selene live a warm and cozy life. They wear fancy dresses, bake play-dough cakes, and spend their days enjoying one another's company.
For the three dolls, life is small but good.
But life is not good for Madison Blackberry, the owner of the dollhouse. Her grandmother pays more attention to the dolls than to her. The dolls have one another, but she is lonely in her big, empty apartment.
Then one day, as things always doeven for dollseverything changes.
This beautiful story from the acclaimed team of Francesca Lia Block, author of such novels as Weetzie Bat, and Barbara McClintock, author and illustrator of many picture books, including AdÈle & Simon, brings to life the power of love, family, and friendship.
About the Author
Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of Love in the Time of Global Warming and many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets, and the adult novel The Elementals. Her work has been translated and published around the world. She lives in Los Angeles with her two children. Learn about her books and writing classes at francescaliablock.com.
Barbara McLintock has worked for The Province newspaper as a reporter, columnist and bureau chief. She has won several awards for her work including the Canadian Association of Journalists' National Award for Best Investigative Newspaper Reporting. Her articles have also appeared in such publications as Chatelaine and People. She lives in Victoria, BC.
“Powerful, haunting, and—just when you don’t think it’s possible—inspiring, too.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“An emotionally resonant surprise.”
“Mesmerizing in its strange romantic intensity.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books