"My Darlin Trisha, my mother wrote..." So begins the story of Patricia Polacco's mother's favorite doll.
Whenever Mary Ellen needed Betty Doll, she was there. She survived blizzards and thunderstorms, attended parties and weddings, and helped mourn the deaths of old friends. From the day Trisha's mother first sewed Betty Doll together stitch by stitch, to the day, many years later, when she discovered she had cancer, her soft, sweet Betty Doll was there. Now Betty Doll lives on in Patricia Polacco's soft, beautiful artwork as Trisha shares the warm and poignant moments of her mother's favorite doll with readers of all ages.
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Over the years, the author and then her own children find solace in the beloved doll, who ""kissed away tears, soothed hurt knees and was a guest at hundreds of tea parties and slumber nights."" In an effective graphic manipulation, the doll alone appears in color against Polacco's finely detaile...| Read Full Review of Betty Doll
Mary Ellen names the doll Betty, and Betty accompanies Mary Ellen through every family crisis and celebration --- and all the important milestones in her life.| Read Full Review of Betty Doll
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