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Enchanted Companions

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By Carolyn Michael.
This book is signed by the author.

"Dolls hold a power that time doesn't diminish," says author and doll artist Carolyn Michael. In Enchanted Companions: Stories of Dolls in Our Lives, she proves her point with a captivating collection of men's and women's memories of their dolls.More than 40 black-and-white photographs pulled from albums around the world enrich these heartwarming, funny, and sometimes heartbreaking stories. The writers span generations and cultures. From a nine-year-old child to a 92-year-old grandmother, each has a special doll story to tell:o Sisters tell stories of their brother, George, an outspoken, self-assured ventriloquist doll who insists he's no dummy.o During her confinement at an internment camp of Japanese Americans during World War II, a woman teaches herself and others to make dolls.oA young girl, given a doll to ease the pain of leaving her mother and Korean homeland for a new life in America, grows up celebrating the doll's birthday, which is the anniversary of her adoption.o A man recalls the fun adventures he had playing with his brother's original G.I. Joe, and the shame he felt when he broke it. Enchanted Companions reminds us that, more than mere playthings, dolls are cherished companions, keepers of secrets, and sparks for the imagination.

From the Publisher:

I was so moved and inspired by the stories my men and women friends wrote for me, that I decided to self publish them so I could share them in each contributors' own words. I also had an artistic vision for the book, wanting it to reflect the beauty of the stories and the love and generosity with which they were given to me. I hadn't a clue about how to do that, so for the next seven years, as I gathered stories and photographs, I researched how an individual might put a book together. I read a lot of books about publishing, attended lectures and talked to people who know the business. My appreciation for every book I've read grew with each experience. With a lot of help - and I mean enormous, unwavering support and help - from some dear friends and my sister, I was finally able to present my friends and their families with a completed book. We had a grand celebration and several months later, had further cause to celebrate when "Enchanted Companions" won first place for nonfiction in the Writer's Digest National Self Published Book Awards contest. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book is out of print. This is a new, never used copy. Shipping is via media mail in the US.

Your Price:$14.95
Weight:2.000 lbs