Hitty Her First Hundred Years Author:Rachel Field 1930. Contents: In Which I Begin My Memoirs; In Which I Go Up in the World and Am Glad to Come Down Again; In Which I Travel-By Land and Sea; In Which We Go to Sea; In Which We Strike Our First and Last Whale; In Which I Join the Fishes and Rejoin the Prebles; In Which I Learn the Ways of Gods, Natives, and Monkeys; In Which I Am Lost in India; ... more »In Which I Have Another Child to Play with Me; In Which I Am Rescued and Hear Adelina Patti; In Which I Sit for My Daguerreotype and Meet a Poet; In Which I Go Into Camphor, Reach New York, and Become a Doll of Fashion; In Which I Spend a Disastrous New Year's and Return to New England; In Which I End My Hay-Days and Begin a New Profession; In Which I Learn Much of Plantations, Post Offices, and Pin Cushions; In Which I Return to Familiar Scenes; and In Which I Am Sold at Auction.« 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.