Dollmakers and Their Stories


Krystyna Poray Goddu

This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were-and continue to be-filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years-such as Barbie (Ruth Handler) and Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander). Entrepreneurs and feminists of their time, these strong women displayed both creative genius and astute business acumen, serving as excellent role models for today's young female readers.



Henry Holt and Company
160 pages

Hard cover with dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-0-8050-7257-0

$17.95