cover image THE DOLL PEOPLE


Ann Matthews Martin, , illus. by Brian Selznick. . Hyperion, $6.99 (256pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-1240-0

This novel, named a PW Best Book of 2000, introduces the Doll family, who has lived in the same dollhouse, in the same room of a family's home for 100 years. "The authors provide plenty of action and suspense, but it is their skillfully crafted details about the dolls' personalities and daily routines that prove most memorable. A fun-filled adventure free from nostalgia," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 8-12. (Sept.)