La muñeca de Elizabeti

By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Illustrated by Christy Hale

Paperback: $8.95

Hardcover: $16.95

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.

Translated from Elizabeti's Doll, La muñeca de Elizabeti is a universal tale of love and tenderness that will touch readers of all ages.

Check out craft instructions to make a doll and a kanga from illustrator Christy Hale.

For educator resources and ideas on how to teach Elizabeti in the classroom, click here.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen - Author

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.

Thumb_thumb 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

About This Title


Paperback: 9781584300014

Hardcover: 9781584300007


Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

Best Books of the Year
School Library Journal

Best Book of the Year
National Association of Multicultural Education

Charlotte Zolotow Award - Highly Commended Title
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

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Interest Level:

Grades PreK - 2

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3


Siblings, Mothers, Imagination, Games/Toys, Families, Cultural Diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, African/African American Interest, Poverty, Home, Pride, Realistic Fiction, Responsibility, Similarities and Differences

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