Ivy is an orphan who has always pretended that she has a grandmother. On Christmas Eve, Ivy is put on a train bound for a children's home where she is to spend Christmas day. But when the train stops in a town called Aylesbury, Ivy is sure that this is where her grandmother lives. She jumps off, determined to look for her. And she wishes, very ...Read MoreIvy is an orphan who has always pretended that she has a grandmother. On Christmas Eve, Ivy is put on a train bound for a children's home where she is to spend Christmas day. But when the train stops in a town called Aylesbury, Ivy is sure that this is where her grandmother lives. She jumps off, determined to look for her. And she wishes, very hard, that her grandmother will give her the special Christmas doll she's always wanted. Meanwhile, a beautiful little Christmas doll called Holly is waiting, arms outstretched, in the window of Mr Blossom's toy shop. She looks out at the shoppers wishing, very hard, that a special girl will come and buy her. As night falls, Ivy has not found her grandmother but she does come across the toy shop. Instantly she notices Holly, and knows that this is her doll. Holly sees Ivy's face pressed against the window and knows that this is her girl. But the shop is shut. And Ivy has no money anyway. Could it be that if both Holly and Ivy wish hard enough, their dream to be together will come true?Read Less
Good+ Binding solid. Pages unmarked but aged. On last third of book, pages have been folded. Cover only slightly worn. Support an independent used bookstore in Minneapolis! ; Scholastic #TW 664, 1967; 8.50 X 5.80 X 0.30 inches.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
This story of an orphaned girl in search of her imagined grandmother is a good read aloud to young elementary-aged children. The story takes the listener into the world of talking toys and the value of wishing for good things to happen. I highly recommend this book--a sweet story for both boys and girls, but especially girls who long for the right doll to arrive on Christmas morning.
Nov 22, 2012
The book arrived in a timely manner and was in excellent condition.
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