A very popular writer of childrens' books, Josephine Scribner Gates had written 23 books. She is known especially for her "Live Dolls" series. The doll theme developed the idea of dolls who came to life and behaved much the same as the children who played with them. She skillfully blended stories of fantasy with lessons in behavior. Josephine had one daughter, who most likely furnished the inspiration for many of the books.
The book is a bestseller and has been published in several editions.