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Elizabeti's Doll

Elizabeti's Doll (pb)

By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Illustrated by Christy Hale


Upon the arrival of her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides she needs a doll she can care for the way her mother cares for the new baby. After looking around her village, Elizabeti finds the perfect doll to love, and names her Eva.

When Mama changes the new baby's diaper, Elizabeti changes Eva. When Mama sings to the baby, Elizabeti sings to Eva. And one day when Eva turns up lost, Elizabeti realizes just how much she loves her special doll.

Sure to become a classic story for bedtime or naptime, Elizabeti's Doll is a universal tale of love and tenderness that will touch readers of all ages.

Booktalk with author Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Elizabeti's Doll Lesson Plan

Elizabeti Series Teacher's Guide

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Children's Books Mean Business
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CBC)

ALA Notable Children's Book
American Library Association (ALA)

"Starred Review"
School Library Journal

Best Book of the Year
New York Family

More awards...
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Reading Level
Grades 2 - 3
African/African American Interest, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Cultural diversity, Games & Toys, Mothers, Siblings, Poverty
Accelerated Reader
Level: 3.4
Points: .5
About the Creators

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen has won numerous awards for her Elizabeti series (see full list to the right). A native of Wisconsin, Stuve-Bodeen was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania. She now lives in La Center, Washington, with her husband, a park ranger, and their two children. To find out more about Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, visit her Web site: www.rockforadoll.com

Christy Hale is the author and illustrator of The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan, a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year selection. She has also illustrated several award-winning picture books, including Elizabeti’s Doll and its two sequels. As an art educator, Hale has written about artists for Instructor magazine’s Masterpiece of the Month feature and workshops. Hale lives with her family in Palo Alto, California. Visit her online at christyhale.com.

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