The Fairy Doll by Rumer Godden. Published by London: Macmillan & C0. (1956). 1st edition. Illustrated with pink, grey and black line drawings by Adrienne Adams. Pictorial endpapers.
Hardcover, 8vo 8″-9″ tall; 67 pages; Grey boards.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Fairy Doll has always been at the top of the Christmas tree, brilliant in her white beaded dress and little silver shoes (which Elizabeth is sure were sewn by fairy mice).
Elizabeth is the smallest in the family. She is always getting into trouble and her brothers and sisters are forever leaving her out and ordering her around. She’s convinced she’s useless. Then Great Grandma gives Fairy Doll to Elizabeth – and it isn’t even Christmas! From then on Elizabeth keeps hearing a little ‘Ting!’ which seems to tell her what to do. Suddenly everything starts going right instead of wrong. Could Fairy Doll be magical?
A charming first edition of a holiday classic!
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