Guest Post & Giveaway: Shirley Parenteau on Ship of Dolls

By Shirley Parenteau

This picture of my then three-year-old granddaughter Michelle inadvertently sparked the idea for Ship of Dolls (Candlewick, 2014) and a forthcoming sequel, Dolls of Hope.

My son and daughter-in-law had taken Michelle to visit her maternal grandparents in Japan in time for the traditional girl’s day festival of Hintamatsuri.

I’d just begun writing a series of picture books for Candlewick Press.

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