The Runaway Dolls by Ann M. Martin and Laura Goodwin, Brian Selznick, 2008 first edition.


Written by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin. Illustrated by Brian Selznick. First edition, 2008. Hyperion Books for Children.

Welcome to The Doll People and the world of dolls come to life when we're not looking. Eight-year-old Kate Palmer owns a hundred-year-old china doll named Annabelle and a more recent plastic doll named Tiffany, and they're best friends. In the first book, they form the Society for Exploration and Location of Missing Persons to search for Annabelle's Auntie Sarah, who's been missing for 45 years.

In The Meanest Doll in the World, Annabelle and Tiffany sneak off to school with Kate, hiding in her backpack, but when school's out, they climb into the wrong one and end up at another girl's house, where the meet Princess Mimi, a.k.a. Mean Mimi.

In The Runaway Dolls, "Best friends Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft have stumbled upon an unexpected visitor, a new doll named Tilly May. She's arrived in a mysterious package...but she looks so familiar. Could she be Annabelle's long-lost baby sister? It'll take a runaway adventure to find out for sure. Are the dolls ready for life on the road?"

American author Ann M. Martin is best known for the popular series The Baby-Sitters Club, which has sold over 176 million copies worldwide. Martin began her career as a teacher and editor before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. She has written over 400 books, including novels, picture books, biographies, and nonfiction. Some of her other notable works are Main Street, Family Tree, A Corner of the Universe, and Rain Reign. Martin is also an advocate for animal welfare and literacy, and has received many awards and honors for her contributions to literature and society.

Author Laura Goodwin has published several books, including The Adventures of Max and Molly, The Magic Garden, and The Mystery of the Missing Necklace.

Illustrator Brian Selznick (1966 - ) creates a black and white, pencil-drawing-world of mystery and adventure, bursting with detail but leaving enough to the imagination. Selznick won the 2008 Caldecott Medal+ for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and the 2002 Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, An Illuminating History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer.

The Runaway Dolls Series

The Doll People
The Meanest Doll in the World
The Runaway Dolls
The Doll People Set Sail
The Doll People's Christmas
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Condition: Near Fine/Fine. Gift inscription on the first flyleaf.

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