Hitty Her First Hundred Years Author:Rachel Field Presented for the first time in audio, here are the charming and adventurous memoirs of an exceptional doll named Hitty. Her story begins in Maine in the early 1800s, where she is transformed from a piece of sturdy mountain-ash wood into the valued playmate of a young girl named Phoebe Preble. When the inseparable pair join Phoebe's father on ... more »a journey aboard his whaling ship, Hitty's one hundred years of exciting adventures begins! Join this doll of great charm and character as she travels all over the world, from India to Philadelphia to New York. Whether she is traveling with a snake charmer, attending the opera, meeting Charles Dickens, becoming a doll of fashion, posing as an artists' model, or being stolen away on a Mississippi riverboat, one thing is certain... no doll has led a life like Hitty's! The 1930 Newbery Award winner.« less
This book is one of my all-time favorites. I read it when much younger, though an adult, then lost sight of it for years and bought it again about 10 years ago. It inspired a lot of the dressmaking and doll-making I have done over the years and I never fail to enjoy reading it.
This is a totally marvelous book for children about ten and the adults who are lucky enough to read it. The doll Hitty is a charmer and her attitudes throughout the book are exemplary. It was my all-time favorite when I was ten.