Betty Doll

content.chilifresh-1.jpgBetty Doll by Patricia Polacco: “I know that someday you’ll read this when your heart is aching.” That’s the note that the author finds wrapped around a toy doll as she sorts through the belongings of her recently deceased mother. The note goes on to explain how, as a girl, her mother made the doll from scraps of cloth after her dolls were lost in a fire that destroyed their homes. Betty Doll was a witness to births and deaths, parties and weddings, floods and a devastating blizzard. She “kissed away tears, soothed hurt knees and was a guest at hundreds of tea parties and slumber nights.” Now the beloved doll brings solace to the author and joy to her own children and grandchildren.

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