330F: A Demanding Doll

I am wracking my brain and cannot for the life of my remember the name of a book I read as a child/pre-adolescent. The premise was that there was a blonde doll who was actually “alive,” and demanded all sorts of things from the nice girl who owned her—like a car, clothes, etc. And the girl would try to explain what she could and couldn’t afford. Later I think a brown-haired doll who is nicer replaces her? I remember the hard cover of the book being a teal color and there being a photo of the blonde doll on it.

7 thoughts on “330F: A Demanding Doll

  1. Ann

    Rumer Godden wrote several children’s stories about dolls and this plot reminds me of her general style with them. Worth looking at.

  2. Elizabeth

    This sounds like the books (it was a series I believe) that I am looking for. I read them in the late 90s. They were hard cover books with paper book covers and I remember the cover as you describe!

  3. MamaSquirrel

    I want to keep this one bumped: I came across a description of a book like this recently but couldn’t remember where I’d seen the query. It sounded like a good bet, but now I have to track it down again. Does the doll actually steal clothes from someone else?

  4. Austin

    There was a book I read called Doll Trouble that rings a bell, looking it up on thrift books shows the author was Hellen Griffiths. I remember the doll came to life because of a magic garment and was sort of a demanding Barbie type.


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