Elisabeth by Claire A. Nivola

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Forced to leave behind her beloved doll when her family leaves Germany during the Second World War, a young girl is delighted and amazed to find her doll years later in an American antique shop, in a story based on real-life events.
 

About Claire A. Nivola

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Ms. Nivola has written and illustrated several children's books, including Planting the Trees of Kenya. She lives with her family in Newton, Massachusetts.
 
Published June 4, 1996 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Years later, when the girl is grown and living in America, her six-year-old daughter asks for a doll that will ``fill her arms like a real baby.'' The mother is drawn to a doll in an antique-store window and discovers that the doll is her own long-lost Elisabeth.

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The narrator, remembering her girlhood in Germany, must leave her doll Elisabeth behind when she and her family flee the Nazis. Decades later, she recovers the doll in the U.S. In a starred review

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Elisabeth then passes from mother to daughter to granddaughter, and ""sometimes we wonder together-as I'm sure you will-how Elisabeth came to find me and mend my heart after so many years and across such a wide ocean."" Enlivened by quirky anecdotes (such as the narrator's dog Fifi dragging Elisa...

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The narrator, remembering her girlhood in Germany, must leave her doll Elisabeth behind when she and her family flee the Nazis.

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