Little Plum Rumer Godden
When Gem moves into The House Next Door, Nona and Belinda think she's stuck up and vow to have nothing to do with her. But the beautiful Japanese doll in her window soon attracts their attention. They name her Little Plum because her clothes are decorated with plum blossom - but unlike Nona's Japanese dolls, Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, Little Plum seems unloved and uncared for. Will the three girls ever become friends?