The Doll

Cora Taylor

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award 'A suspenseful tale about a girl called Meg who finds that her doll can lead her to relive another life in the past.' -- Scottish Children's Books

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 10 to 13 years
Extent:
144 pages
ISBN:
9780863154072
Publication date:
22 Aug 2002
Series:
Kelpies

Description

When Meg is sent away to recover from an illness her Grandmother gives her what has become known as the Invalid Doll. But there is more to the doll than meets the eye …

The Invalid Doll, Jessie, came over the Canadian prairies with Meg’s great-great-grandmother more than a hundred years ago, and is a special family heirloom. But what is it about the doll that makes her grandmother’s cat hiss and run from the room?

When Meg falls asleep holding the doll she wakes up in another time, where she is a girl called Morag, travelling across the Canadian prairie in a covered wagon. Meg’s real life becomes more miserable as she senses her parents breaking up, and she uses the doll as a means of escape to Morag’s happy family and a life full of adventure.

But Meg’s dream gradually becomes a nightmare. Will she be trapped forever in the past?

Reviews

Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award

'A suspenseful tale about a girl called Meg who finds that her doll can lead her to relive another life in the past.'
-- Scottish Children's Books, Autumn 2002

'It is written fantastically and is extremely gripping. I could not put it down at some points because it was so exciting.'
-- Molly Whitehall, age 10, Education Otherwise

Author

Cora Taylor taught while attending creative-writing classes, but is now a full-time writer.

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