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15 Dolls of Famous Women Authors

Favorite author of "Blubber" and "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" Judy Blume in doll form!

We  first caught sight of these awesome wooden dolls of favorite female writers thanks to Jezebel. Debbie Ritter’s Uneek Doll Designs on Etsy sells a collection of handmade characters from literary history. Debbie has given her permission to feature some of her hand-painted miniatures of the famous women authors we love (Judy Blume! Erma Bombeck! Madeleine L’Engle!) in the gallery below. 

Pair one of these dolls with their matching book, and you’ve got the perfect gift, right? I checked and there is still time to order for Christmas! And for the non-readers on your list, the clever and very talented artist also sells dolls of celebrities, historical men and women, and famous artists. Neil Diamond, anyone? Hello!


  • Mary Higgins Clark 1 of 15
    Mary Higgins Clark
    I'll never forget the first book I ever read by best-selling novelist Mary Higgins Clark: A Cry In The Night. I was probably much too young to be reading it at the time, but I was hooked.
    Mary Higgins Clark by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Jane Austen 2 of 15
    Jane Austen
    Pride & Prejudice is my all-time favorite book ever. But Jane Austen's other works, including Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Mansfield Park are also some of my faves. Jane Austen by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Erma Bombeck 3 of 15
    Erma Bombeck
    Erma's words still inspire so many moms and writers today. She wrote about her suburban home life from the mid-sixties until the late nineties in newspaper columns as well as best-selling books.
    Erma Bombeck by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Maya Angelou 4 of 15
    Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, boasts over 30 honorary degrees, and her most famous and very personal piece, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, was nominated for a National Book Award.
    Maya Angelou by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Harper Lee 5 of 15
    Harper Lee
    Nelle Harper Lee wrote the Pulitzer Prize winner To Kill A Mockingbird (her only published book), based on racism she saw as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Harper Lee by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Beatrix Potter 6 of 15
    Beatrix Potter
    Miss Potter wrote and illustrated children's books in the early 1900s. I love reading the Tale of Peter Rabbit to my kids and own the entire collection of her 23 tales.
    Beatrix Potter by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Emily Dickinson 7 of 15
    Emily Dickinson
    A favorite poet among many, Emily only saw a few of her over 1700 poems published in her lifetime.
    Emily Dickinson by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Toni Morrison 8 of 15
    Toni Morrison
    Author of such acclaimed books as Song of Solomon and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the American Book Award in 1987.
    Toni Morrison by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Lousia May Alcott 9 of 15
    Lousia May Alcott
    This American writer is best known for her classic, Little Women, based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.
    Louisa May Alcott by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Madeleine L’Engle 10 of 15
    Madeleine L'Engle
    Madeleine L'Engle is most famous for her young adult fiction, including A Wrinkle In Time and its sequels as well as many novels throughout her lifetime.
    Madeleine L'Engle by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Margaret Mitchell 11 of 15
    Margaret Mitchell
    Gone With The Wind won Margaret the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, and it would also be the only novel she would publish during her lifetime.
    Margaret Mitchell by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Mary Shelley 12 of 15
    Mary Shelley
    This English novelist is most famous for her gothic novel, Frankenstein.
    Mary Shelley by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Phyllis Wheatley 13 of 15
    Phyllis Wheatley
    Phyllis Wheatley was an African-American slave who wrote talented poetry, including one poem dedicated to George Washington in 1775.
    Phyllis Wheatley by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Sylvia Plath 14 of 15
    Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath was the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize after death, for The Collected Poems. She also wrote the semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, published shortly before she committed suicide in 1963.
    Sylvia Plath by Uneek Doll Designs
  • Charlotte Bronte 15 of 15
    Charlotte Bronte
    My second all-time favorite novel is Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte under the pen name Currer Bell, and published in 1847. Of course you can also find the doll of her sister Emily. who wrote Wuthering Heights.
    Charlotte Bronte by Uneek Doll Designs

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Read Stephanie’s posts at Strollerderby and her personal blog, Adventures in Babywearing.

Photo credit: Uneek Doll Designs

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