Hitty Her First Hundred Years Author:Rachel Field, Dorothy P. Lathrop (Illustrator) Based on the 1930 Newberry Award Winner — On a cold Maine night in 1829, an old peddler carved a small doll out of a piece of mountain ash wood. Her name was Hitty and she was no ordinary doll. — Hitty's first owner, Phoebe Preble, takes her from Boston to India. From the hands of Phoebe Preble, Hitty travels on with a snake charmer, a ... more »Civil War soldier, a riverboat captains daughter, and a former slave. Along the way she meets presidents and painters, relating each adventure in vivid detail.
Rachel Field's masterful novel Hitty: Her First Hundred Years was first published in 1929; it was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1930. In this full-color adaptation, the award-winning team of Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers has taken Hitty down from the shelf and dusted her off for a new generation of younger readers. The short, fast-paced chapters and pictures on every spread bring life to this beloved classic, and make it perfect for sharing with the whole family.« 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.