Book title for girl and dolls come to life?
June 26, 2006 11:17 PM   Subscribe

What's the name of the 1970/80's era junior's book about a girl living with her old Aunts, discovers a secret room with dolls that come to life?

Points that I recall:
Aunts made her drink warm milk, which she hated.
She had to wear garters with her stockings, they had rubber buttons. Hated them, too.
In the end the room is upturned somehow, the china gets broken, the dolls become inanimate.
posted by scamper to Writing & Language (8 answers total)
Behind the Attic Wall. By Sylvia Cassedy.

Great book, I read it as a kid and a few years back I went through a search for it.
Amazon Link
posted by routergirl at 11:28 PM on June 26, 2006

that is it, precisely! many thanks!
posted by scamper at 11:36 PM on June 26, 2006

Yay! Many welcomes. :)

So funny, because at the time I searched for it I was accountless here, and I wished I could post about it. Then one day I happened upon it in a used bookstore and was thrilled.

I mean, sure, it's no masterpiece, but it was fun and I remember it fondly.
posted by routergirl at 11:40 PM on June 26, 2006

I remember reading this, and let me tell you the dolls depicted on the cover I had were creeeeepy.
posted by aclevername at 5:58 AM on June 27, 2006

I second aclevername. The whole thing kinda creeped me out as a kid. I'm pretty sure I have the book somewhere still, and I kind of give it the fisheye every once in awhile.
posted by bibbit at 7:55 AM on June 27, 2006

I loved that book. I took it from the library enough times that I still remember exactly what shelf it's on... :)
posted by denimflavored at 11:23 AM on June 27, 2006

I read it enough times that I hoped to remember more of it, especially the title! Maybe time to revisit it...but that might spoil the charm. It was a pretty creepy story, I think that's why I loved it!
posted by scamper at 1:03 PM on June 27, 2006

Darn it, my library system doesn't have it.
posted by deborah at 7:27 PM on June 27, 2006

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