The Countess's Calamity by Sally Gardner
Tales from the Box

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This is the story of five little dolls that are left in a box, in a park, under a chair. Nobody knows why they were left here, but one day, a couple of retired mice discover them, the box is blocking their doorway. Soon, the dolls and the mice become friends...except for the Countess, who's a little too hoity-toity to befriend any mice. But she doesn't have any choice and soon the dolls learn to stay away from the "legs" (humans), forage for food, and have a great deal of fun with the mice. The Countess's Calamity is the first in a series of four books about these lost dolls called Tales from the Box.
 

About Sally Gardner

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Sally Gardner is the author and illustrator of a number of charming books for children, including The Book of Princesses, The Fairy Tale Catalogue, Polly's Really Secret Diary, and Mama, Don't Go Out Tonight. She lives in England and is the proud mother of twin girls and a boy.
 
Published April 5, 2003 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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"This is a story of five little dolls who were left in a box, under a chair, in a park.

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