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Margaret and Her Dolls single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Margaret and Her Dolls
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Margaret has a large collection of dolls who begin talking to each other after Margaret has fallen asleep. They make wishes about what they think Margaret and other girls and boys should be like - they decide that they should be truthful, unselfish, fair and try to do their best, without being stuck-up about their own virtues.

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    y separately published work icon Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls Neville Smith , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 Z1500460 1955 selected work children's fiction children's 'Here are twenty-five stories that have escaped from life - that is, the kind of life that most normal Australian boys and girls lead. In them, everyday life become involved with strange things and happenings. Magic comes creeping in when least expected; fairies and sprites appear; animals and objects indulge in conversations; dreams take the oddest turns. But, though there may be a friendly lion in a story, or a sea maid, or a flame fairy who can only speak in rhyme, in every case the central person is a normal Australian girl or boy.' (Inside dust jacket) Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 pg. 82-84
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