Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson - Review

Reviewed by MG Annie

The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson
200 pgs.

Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4/5 stars
Date: 2011, Delacorte Press

Each section of this book was a new doll and a new time that Miss Kanagawa, the friendship doll, came to know by watching. This setup was different for me and I had to get used to it.

From 1928 to present time, Miss Kanagawa helped the dolls in her own way. Mostly the book described people from earlier times. It also explained what friendship dolls were really about. I learned some interesting facts about the time periods in this book.

Although I didn't think this novel was very intriguing in the first and last chapters overall I enjoyed it. I would recommend The Friendship Dolls by Kirby Lawson to girls aged eight to twelve. 


  1. The set-up of the book sounds unique and I enjoyed Hattie Big Sky a lot so it would be interesting to read this book.

  2. It has circulated more than I thought it would, but that could be because I rather liked it.

  3. I love books that have a different angle. Also I happen to be a Kirby Larson fan. She's not only a super writer, she's a wonderful person. This book will be mine to share with the children in my family. Thanks for the review.

  4. Sounds like an interesting point of view ... by a doll. My girls loved The Doll People. I'll have my middle check this out.


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