Dolls of Hope

Buy from Penguin Random House:

Dolls of Hope
Written by Shirley Parenteau
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1536200263
ISBN-13: 9781536200263
Our Price: $7.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:


Find a local retailer:


How to buy


download a teachers guide

download the authors notes

all downloads for this title

more titles by Shirley Parenteau

Shirley Parenteau’s bio

view other editions

Bookmark and Share
Dolls of Hope

author: Shirley Parenteau

Eleven-year-old Chiyo Tamura never imagined she’d go from her small Japanese mountain village to Tokyo, helping to welcome more than twelve thousand Friendship Dolls from America — including Emily Grace, a gift to her own school. Nor could she dream that she’d have an important role in the crafting of Miss Tokyo, one of fifty-eight Japanese dolls to be sent to America in return. But when Chiyo is asked to be Emily Grace’s official protector, one jealous classmate will stop at nothing to see her fail. Inspired by a little-known historical event, this engaging companion to Ship of Dolls continues the story of the Friendship Doll Exchange.

“Readers will find no trouble connecting with Chiyo, an endearing main character who is struggling to find her way in the world. . . . A fascinating look at Japanese culture.” — School Library Journal
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $10.99
1536200263 /  9781536200263
on sale date:
Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
336 / 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Historical; Toys, Dolls, Puppets;
author’s comments:
Shirley Parenteau is the author of many books for young people, including the historical novel Ship of Dolls and the picture books Bears on Chairs, Bears in Beds, and Bears in the Bath. She lives in Elk Grove, California.
browse by:

view options