Hitty Her First Hundred Years

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 27, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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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 1800s 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.
 

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User Review  - lainakay - Overstock.com

Purchased this book for my 10year old daughter. The premise sounds charming. We both look forward to reading it. The book itself is looks sweet love the illustrations and the simple attractive cover. Id give it five stars but we havent read it yet! Read full review

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User Review  - Eliza the Bookseller - Borders

The Newbery Winner of 1929 and still a wonderful story. This book is the "autobiography" of Hitty, the little wooden doll. 'Hitty: Her First Hundred Years' has laughs, adventure and heartwarming ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Contents Page I In Which I Begin My Memoirs
1
In Which I Go Up in the World and Am Glad to Come Down Again
17
In Which I Travelby Land and Sea
31
In Which We Go to Sea
40
In Which We Strike Our First and Last Whales
51
In Which I Join the Fishes and Rejoin the Prebles
69
In Which I Learn the Ways of Gods Natives and Monkeys
82
In Which I Am Lost in India
93
In Which I Am Rescued and Hear Adelina Patti
121
In Which I Sit for My Daguerreotype and Meet a Poet
139
In Which I Go Into Camphor Reach New York and Become a Doll of Fashion
149
In Which I Spend a Disastrous New Years and Return to New England
161
In Which I End My HayDays and Begin a New Profession
174
In Which I Learn Much of Plantations Post Offices and Pin Cushions
196
In Which I Return to Familiar Scenes
210
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In Which I Have Another Child to Play with Me
106

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About the author (2009)

Rachel Field wrote A Prayer for a Child for her own daughter, before sharing it with children around the world. Rachel Field’s other books for children include Newbery Medalist Hitty, Her First Hundred Years; Calico Bush; and Hepatica Hawks.

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