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Reviewing Resources Dolls With a Mission The Door of Hope Mission and Its Dolls by Jean M. Kestel J ean Kestel's first book on the Door of Hope dolls, Dolls with a Mission is a true story of courage, compassion and hope. Kestel provides readers with a rich collection of information obtained from ten years of extensive research on the history of China's Door of Hope Mission, the children who lived there and the dolls that made a difference. Kestel skillfully takes readers on a fascinating journey back in time, to Shanghai at the turn of the century. Collectors will be engrossed in the history of the Door of Hope Mission and the children who passed through their doors from old pictures and personal stories. Readers will learn about the Chinese people, their clothing and customs, and how the dolls are reflected in these ways. Kestel provides over 250 large, colorful photographs of the different Door of Hope dolls from her personal collection and from museums throughout the country. Collectors will have a rare opportunity to see the variations among the Door of Hope dolls and acquire the knowledge to identify a true Door of Hope from other Door of Hope-type dolls. Dating the dolls is dependent on the arrival of western influences, and Kestel does a magnificent job of explaining those differences by examining the dolls sideby-side. Best of all, her meticulous research has unveiled a surprising discovery: hidden messages and numbers found on the clothing of the dolls that were written by the children. If you are new to the Door of Hope story, the book will not only inspire you to collect the dolls but will ignite your passion toward the courageous women who started the mission and the innocent children who survived because of them. Thank you, Jean Kestel, for your valuable contribution to UFDC and to collectors worldwide. 186 SPRING 2014 For more information go to: or Jean Kestel 155 Spring Dr. East Meadow, N.Y. 11554 516.561.8447 Copyright 2013 by Jean M. Kestel ISBN 978-0-615892-02-3 Native Dolls-Heritage of Tribal America S by Sharon C. Zerkel haron C. Zerkel has created a fun book showcasing her collection of dolls of Native American children in Native DollsHeritage of Tribal America. Collectors will find this 58page hardcover book easy to read and difficult to put down. The book covers several Native American territories including Alaska, the Plateaus, the Plains, the Southwest, the Northeast and the Southeast regions of the United States. The book gives examples from ten popular Native American groups such as the Eskimos, Apache, Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Indians. Each page has large, colorful close-up photographs of Zerkel's dolls, their approximate age and a description of how they were made. Readers will be intrigued with the intricacy of the dolls' clothing and the different materials used to make them. Collectors will learn a little history about the dolls and most importantly, will understand how the dolls' clothing is

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Spring 2014

From the Editor
UFDC Officers and Regional Directors
President's Message
Conference Calendar
Welcome Newer Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Shared Passions - 2014 UFDC Convention
Tasha Tudor + Dolls = Enchanting Art
Early Juneau Bebe Part II
My Dear Hitty
A Capital Affair 2013 Antique Competitive Exhibit Part II
A Capital Affair 2013 Modern Competitive Exhibit Part II
A is for Annabelle - the story of a doll
Annatasha - A Paper Doll
A Visit to the Coleman Collection
Unending Delight - Tasha's World of Dolls
A Capital Affair 2013 Special Exhibit - The Four Seasons of Sandra Sue
A Capital Affair 2013 - Beautiful Boys, Gorgeous Girls - Asian and American BJDs
All About Lavinia Loring, A French Fashion Doll Reprinted from THE LETTER, Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 1983
Life before TV - UFDC Region 1 Conference
Christine Crocker - The Pastoral Dollmaker
Capturing the Classics - The Classic Plaything Collection of Wendy Lawton
The Story of Marjorie Tudor
Behind the Scenes - Regional Director Training
Isn't It Romantic
In a More Romantic Time - A Paper Doll
I is for Inspiration
Judging Dolls in UFDC Competitions
Club Notes
Reviewing Resources
Region Director Candidates
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Spring 2014