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Product Number: C2659
Released: Apr 02, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402586125
Narrator/s: Kate Forbes
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Charlotte is not very excited about the doll her aunt Edme sends her. It has a prim painted mouth and is dressed in lace and silk. Besides, Charlotte has never really wanted a doll. "We like climbing trees," Charlotte tells the doll. Much to Charlotte's surprise, the new doll doesn't seem to mind her rough way of playing. By the time they are finished, Charlotte's new doll is muddy and torn, but her prim mouth has softened into a warm smile. But what will Aunt Edme think when she comes to visit?


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Author(s): Barbara McClintock
Narrator(s): Kate Forbes
Product Number Z14926
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Author(s): Barbara McClintock
Product Number 43617
Released: Aug 09, 2006
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Professional reviews

"When Aunt Edme gazes into Dahlia's face, she knows that the doll has been given to the right niece. One might not think that races or tree climbing are proper for a china doll dressed in frilly clothes, but Aunt Edme sees that Dahlia has delighted in Charlotte's and Bruno the stuffed bear's rambunctious activities and that the three have forged a friendship. Kate Forbes is an unobtrusive narrator. Her inflections give just the right hint that something of a more complicated nature is happening as this picture book story unfolds. Her straightforward storytelling leaves the listener time to ponder the lavish illustrations and delight in the interplay of picture and text. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"