Author: Carol Beach York
Genre: Horror, Psychological, Childrens
Release: Dutton Books | January 1, 1979
Alice, Trissy and their cousin Paulie are visitors in the dark old house of Aunt Sarah and faded, middle-aged Cousin Grace. It’s a grim house, filled with shadows, and Aunt Sarah matches it — old, bitter, silent, wrapped up in the crude and ugly dolls she has devoted herself or making. They talked to her, she said.
The girls never dared to touch Aunt Sarah’s dolls, but Paulie was different. He threw one in the fire, as the other dolls watched with their glittering button eyes. Now Aunt Sarah was making another doll just like him. “It’s for Paulie,” she said.
A master of suspense and mood relates one of her most chilling tales in this story of three children and their brush with the madness of an evil old woman and the little dolls that do her bidding.
This was a short and creepy story. Not many horror elements other than beady eyed dolls that live in the same room with an old and probably senile lady who thinks hey watch everything and talk to her.