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Publisher's Summary

Now, this is a story about the doll family I liked, and the doll family I didn't. When you read it you are to remember something I am going to tell you. This is it: If you think dolls never do anything you don't see them do, you are very much mistaken. When people are not looking at them, they can do anything they choose. They can dance and sing and play on the piano and have all sorts of fun... but they can only move about and talk when people turn their backs and are not looking.
Fairies know this and often visit in all the dolls' houses where they are welcome. They will not associate, though, with dolls who are not nice. If one is conceited or ill-tempered, one will never know a fairy as long as one lives.
Join in the fun of the characters and see what really happens when they are left to their own devices…and wonder at the wisdom of the fairy queen and revel in helping all of them to escape discovery by the nurse or the little girl who so mistreats them and wants to send them to the garbage heap…they live again with another mistress in a wonderful new world.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was an English-born author of romances and books for children. After moving to America in 1865 she established a popular reputation with the publication of That Lass o’ Lowries in 1877. She is best known for such stories as “Little Lord Fauntleroy”, “The Little Princess”, and “The Secret Garden.”
Public Domain (P)2012 Alcazar AudioWorks
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4 out of 5 stars
By Deedra on 06-26-18

Rackety

Fun for kids.Bobbie Frohman was a good narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Susan C-K on 05-10-18

Lovely Story of the Secret Lives of Dolls

The dollhouse dolls live a secret life when no one is looking. There are two dollhouses in Cynthia's nursery, a new grand one for her birthday "Tidy Castle" and her grandmother's worn out "Rackety Packety" house. Her grandmother's house is neglected and is in disrepair. The dollhouse fairies magically insure that a royal princess visits Cynthia's Nursery to play. The princess loves the Rackety Packety house and restores it to its former glory.

This is a lovely old-fashioned book for girls written in 1906. My daughter and I loved the story! We always believed that dolls had a secret life! It was narrated beautifully. I was gifted a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Deedra on 06-26-18

Rackety

Fun for kids.Bobbie Frohman was a good narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Susan C-K on 05-10-18

Lovely Story of the Secret Lives of Dolls

The dollhouse dolls live a secret life when no one is looking. There are two dollhouses in Cynthia's nursery, a new grand one for her birthday "Tidy Castle" and her grandmother's worn out "Rackety Packety" house. Her grandmother's house is neglected and is in disrepair. The dollhouse fairies magically insure that a royal princess visits Cynthia's Nursery to play. The princess loves the Rackety Packety house and restores it to its former glory.

This is a lovely old-fashioned book for girls written in 1906. My daughter and I loved the story! We always believed that dolls had a secret life! It was narrated beautifully. I was gifted a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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