A British Child

Play! Read! Learn!
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From the (now defunct) company website's About 'A British Child' page:

A British Child is an exciting new concept aimed at children of seven to twelve years; comprising a doll (with interchangeable outfits) and a full-length novel.

Through its presentation, the product brings to life what it was like to be a child in different periods of British history, starting with the Victorian era. Emma-Louise’s adventures involve the strict rules and traditions of Victorian times; the close family unit, the food and drink, the lifestyle and entertainment, the people children might meet, news and occurrences of the time, life at school, and the games that children played. These are all explained and illustrated by A British Child, encouraging children to create adventures of their own based on the doll and her character.

A British Child includes a specially designed doll Emma-Louise in an authentic Victorian outfit – featured in the story – plus her first adventure novel, written specifically for children. Emma-Louise’s experiences in the story are enhanced with captivating artwork and focus on themes that will appeal to today’s more ‘worldly’ child.

The novel is at times funny, mysterious, scary, and enchanting, yet it conjures up a time that the reader might only touch on at school. For today’s children, empowered by characters like Harry Potter, the character of Emma-Louise Bradshaw will fill them with wonder, whilst bringing to life British history.

Emma-Louise’s costumes are authentically made, and historically accurate, with new Victorian costumes to be released in support of the initial production.

There is no end to the adventures that children might choose to send Emma-Louise on!

For more information about the dolls, see the company page for MCA Creations.

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Play dolls
18 inch vinyl play dolls
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Child dolls
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