Cover of Hannah Dreaming by Jane Yolen

Hannah Dreaming

The Springfield Museum was putting together a doll and dollhouse show and asked me to write a little story that they could use as their catalog. Allen Epstein, a local photographer, was assigned to work with me. I wrote a story about Hannah (portrayed by my daughter Heidi) who goes into the museum and in a dream adventures with the dolls. I posed for “magical Aunt Jane.” Afterwards, the Museum gave Heidi all the extra modern doll furniture they had purchased for the photo shoot as a thank you. She was delighted! They gave me the photo of Heidi in its antique frame. I was even more delighted!