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What is this children's book (from the 70's)? Help!

Ladies, hoping you can help me recall this book. It's one I ordered from Scholastic Books thru school back in the early 70's ... it was the story of a girl who was spending time (the entire summer perhaps?) with her grandmother and she discovered a doll in her grandmother's attic ... don't recall exactly the story behind the doll (scary or otherwise) but the story centered around the mystery of this doll - there was some secret but for the life of me, I can't recall more than that.

The cover of the book had a picture of a young girl, dressed in white (not quite ghostly, but misty) and she was carrying/dragging the doll up the stairs.


Asked by Anonymous at 3:57 PM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Entertainment

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  • How about -- Magic Elizabeth by Kassirer, Norma. Scholastic, Inc., 1966. Young Sally while staying in creepy old house with her Aunt Sarah, tries to find an old doll named Elizabeth. B&W Illustrations by Joe Krush.

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 6:13 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Ugh I don't remember the name of it but I remember reading it and it was somewhat scary.

    Answer by lady-J-Rock at 4:01 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • I did a fast Google search. Is it possible that the book you're looking for is Behind the Attic Wall?


    Answer by tinamatt at 4:03 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Tinamatt, that's not it but thanks for the link ... I'll bet my own DD will probably want to read Behind the Attic Wall!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:08 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • It sounds similar to a book I read as a kid but it was called the dollhouse murder's I think and it was actually about a dollhouse so maybe that's not it.

    Answer by Luuckymommy at 4:09 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • No, luuckymommy, the one you mention has a first publication date of 1983 ... thanks anyway!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:24 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Drat, sorry I missed! :-)

    Answer by tinamatt at 4:37 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • In Grandma's Attic?

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 10:08 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • jmpj8107 ... you did it ... that's the book. Thank you oh so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:28 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

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