When Allison tries on the red kimono her grandmother has sent her, she is suddenly aware that she resembles her favorite doll more than she does her mother and father. When her parents try to explain that she is adopted, her world becomes an uncomfortable place. She becomes angry and withdrawn. She wonders why she was given up, what her real name is, and whether other children have parents in faraway countries. Allison's doll becomes her only solace until she finds a stray cat in the garden and learns the true meaning of ...

Allison 2004, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618495375

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Allison 1997, Walter Lorraine Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780395858950

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