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Elizabeti's Doll
by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illustrated by Christy Hale
(Lee & Low Books, 1998)
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When a young Tanzanian girl gets a new baby brother, she finds a rock, which she names Eva, and makes it her baby doll.
awards • reviews
• ALA Notable Book
• Best Books of the Year Child magazine
• Best Books of the Year New York Family
• Best Books of the Year School Library Journal
• Charlotte Zolotow Award
• Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street College
• Children's Books Mean Business, Children's Book Council Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center
• Ezra Jack Keats Award
• Minnesota State Book Award
• North Carolina Children's Book Award
• Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
• Weston Woods (Scholastic) video
• Young Hoosier Book Award/Indiana Media Educators

"This book is a splendid celebration of life and the power of a child's imagination."
School Library Journal, starred review

"A little slice of perfection."
Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"The object of Elizabeti's affection may be peculiar, but the love itself is real…"
Kirkus Reviews, pointer

"A very nice debut for Stuve-Bodeen, and another triumph for the illustrator [Hale]."—Booklist "This unpretentious picture book unobtrusively incorporates details of life in a contemporary Tanzanian village as it tells a universal story."
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