Hitty Her First Hundred Years Author:Rachael Field, Dorothy P. Lathrop (Illustrator) Hitty is a doll of great charm and character. It is indeed a privilege to publish her memoirs, which, besides being full of the most thrilling adventures on land and sea, also reveal her delightful personality. — One glance at her portrait will show that she is no ordinary doll. Hitty, or Mehitable as she was really named, was made in the early 1... more »800s for Phoebe Preble, a little girl from Maine. Young Phoebe was very proud of her beautiful doll and took her everywhere, even on a long sailing trip in a whaler. This is the story of Hitty's years with Phoebe, and the many that follow in the life of a well-loved doll.« 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.