A Doll's Christmas Wish is a story of a vintage child sized doll told through the perspective of the doll. It is illustrated with black and white, sepia toned and faded photographs depicting the doll's early Christmases with her girl and full color photographs depicting the more modern scenes. The book puts the reader right into the middle of the story as the doll is sitting in someone's garage after being pulled from the trash a few days before Christmas. All that she wants is ather chance. Come along on her journey. This is a book that will appeal to toddlers with its vivid photographs and to the school-aged child who can read it alone.
Julie McCartin-Donnelly grew up on Long Island in Hempstead, NY, where she had support and encouragement from her art teachers in the Uniondale School District. She received her Bachelors of Art degree in Art and Photography from the University of Delaware, Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Neumann College in Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Integrative Health Medicine from West Chester University. She works as a Certified School Nurse in a suburb outside of Philadelphia. She has four grown children and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two youngest children and the family's dogs and cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking with her dogs, reading, writing, painting, sculpting, sewing and photography. She is a member of the Doll Doctor's Association and enjoys restoring dolls that need her help. She is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.