Monday, April 30, 2007
Paper dolls are my passion. I have boxes and books and cellophane packets of them. One of my favorite reads is The Five Sisters by Margaret Mahy. This is the story of Sally and her nana who cut out a chain of 5 paper dolls, but only finish the features of one of them before a bird swoops down and takes them away. The sisters face all kinds of danger natural and otherwise, as they try to reach a mysterious island by the edge of the sea. Along the way they meet the children who will give them faces and enable their personalities to flourish. This book, come to think of it, is alot like The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, but instead of there being a china rabbit who is transformed by his journey, it is a necklace of paper girls who are transfigured by their journey in order to continue to their final destination.
And what made me wax prosaic about paper dolls? Well, I found this blog with a freebie download of you guessed it PAPER DOLLS with the cutest wee wonderful girl in the whole wwworld.