The Doll People Set Sail
The Doll People Set Sail

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Series: The Doll People Vol. 4   

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Annotation: Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families journey far from home.
Catalog Number: #127975
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
All Formats: Search
Special Formats: Chapter Book Chapter Book
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Illustrator: Helquist, Brett,
Pages: 277 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-423-13998-4 Perma-Bound: 0-605-95294-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-423-13998-0 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-95294-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2013041937
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
In this fourth title of the well-loved series, cautious Annabelle Doll embarks on her biggest adventure yet when a box destined for temporary storage in the Palmer family attic is instead sent across the ocean to a foundation distributing toys to children around the world. With her best friend Tiffany Funcraft and their families, Annabelle travels to England in the hold of a cargo ship, revives the Society for Exploration and the Location of Missing Persons to bring about three difficult rescues, meets a variety of new dolls, and is nearly lost or smashed at sea herself. Surprisingly, these doll characters continue to mature; Annabelle becomes braver and Tiffany more restrained. Helquist, taking over for Brian Selznick, illustrates in keeping with Selznick's tone. (Final art not seen.) The family's return is accomplished remarkably swiftly, but the conclusion will still satisfy fans already looking forward to further adventures.
Horn Book
In their fourth book, the doll families are packed in a box and mistakenly put on a boat to England. Fans will be intrigued by a personality switcheroo: adventure-loving Tiffany Funcraft becomes terrified when three dolls fall out of a hole in the box and disappear; cautious Annabelle Doll leads the search. Black-and-white illustrations by new series illustrator Helquist are amusing and abundant.
School Library Journal
Gr 35 The fourth installment of "The Doll People" series is an adventure on the high seas. Annabelle Doll, her best friend, Tiffany Funcraft, and the other doll people are packed away in anticipation of their human owners, Katie and Nora's, room renovation. The box labeled "attic" is mistakenly taken with the boxes intended for charity and put on a cargo ship bound for England. In the chaos of realizing what is happening, Tiffany opens a seam in the box and Bailey, Nanny, and Dad Funcraft accidently fall through the hole. Annabelle and Tiffany lead the rescue mission as the dolls go searching for their missing relatives. Along the way, they discover other living dolls who support them and become their new friends. After much adventure and excitement, Nanny, Bailey, and Dad Funcraft are found safe and sound, the box mix up is resolved, and the dolls are sent back to their home, the Palmers house in Connecticut. Sketches of the action add to the story's enjoyment and understanding. Familiarity with the other books in the series would be helpful, but is not necessary. This is a good choice for independent readers ready to try something longer. Kefira Phillipe, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, IL
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Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 37,130
Reading Level: 4.7
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.7 / points: 5.0 / quiz: 169990 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.5 / points:10.0 / quiz:Q65401
Lexile: 730L

Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families are whisked out to sea when the Palmers accidentally place them in a box destined for charity donation. And it turns out they're not alone-there are plenty of other doll people on the ship, too. After traveling thousands of miles, will they be able to find their way home?

In the fourth installment in the beloved Doll People series, Brett Helquist joins Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin on another exhilarating adventure from a doll's-eye view.

Praise for The Doll People Set Sail
* "A rousing adventure that treats fans to thrilling action (on a miniature scale) and personable new dolls to discover."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Fans will welcome aboard Helquist, whose artwork is inspired by and takes off from the excellent illustrations established in the earlier books by Brian Selznick; indeed, Annabelle is even more winsome and expressive here.... Readers are guaranteed very smooth sailing."
-Kirkus Reviews

"This is a good choice for independent readers ready to try something longer."
-School Library Journal

"Though it's not necessary to have read the first three entries, it's the stalwart fans who will be cheering 'Doll power!' the loudest as these beloved characters prove once again they can all work together despite their very different personalities, the Dolls and the Funcrafts combining their traits of caution and courage in the best way possible."
-Horn Book

Praise for The Runaway Dolls

* "Fast-paced, satisfyingly developed, the book is doubly enjoyable for its foundation in a solidly imagined doll culture."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for The Meanest Doll in the World

* "Wrapped in humor and adventure are serious considerations of self-esteem, the power of intimidation, and the nature of friendship."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for The Doll People

"Entertaining and satisfying."
-The New York Times

* "Doll lovers may well approach their imaginative play with renewed enthusiasm and a sense of wonder after reading this fun-filled adventure."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "[A] marvelous treat."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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