Hitty Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field – Hitty is a doll of great charm and character. It is indeed a privilege to publish her memoirs, which, besides. Rachel Field’s Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Rosemary Wells, Author, Susan Jeffers, Illustrator Simon & Schuster $ (p) ISBN Find great deals on eBay for Hitty Her First Hundred Years in Books for Children and Young Adults. Shop with confidence.
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Hitty is taken on trips, passed from girl to girl, and even lost during her first hundred years. This an interesting enough read, as Hitty keeps having decent hitry during her these hundred years.
Hitty Her First Hundred Years
If you can look past the racism, and there is a lot of it, then there is some charm to this book about a doll telling her tale of the last hundred years. Email required Address never made public.
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Oct 09, Melody rated it really liked it. Great condition for a used book! Telling the tale is Hitty, a little ash wood peg doll who, over the course of years, is lost, found, stolen, and goes on many adventures and witness quite a few historic events.
It’s Mehitabel’s Hitty’s memoirs, and is so fun to read. History is important, even when it’s painful. Those who crack open this book will be glad to travel through time and around the world with Hitty. She went on a sea adventure with the Preble family, survived a frst “Hitty, Her First Hundred Years” by Rachel Field is the memoir of a small doll who was carved out of a piece of mountain-ash wood approximately one century before she began writing her memoir.
Get relationship help, parenting advice, healthy recipes, and tips for living a happy life from our author experts. I was hittj looking forward to it, thinking that eyars a decade of only men winning the Newbery, the first woman winner was a big step for the award. I do know that when I closed the book this little doll had come to mean so much to me that I had tears in my eyes. Young Phoebe was very proud of her beautiful doll and took her everywhere, even on a long sailing trip in a whaler.
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It was a fast paced highly readable tale about a wooden carved doll who goes through many adventures and countries. Maybe it was a novel idea when I first read Hitty’s story, but now I routinely hef about the “past lives” of many of the old things I enjoy. Free eBook available to NEW subscribers only.
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Illustrations by Dorothy P. This is the original book, not the hityy rewrite by Rosemary Wells. She has been carved from mountain ash by a peddlar.
Not recommended for modern children because of pretty regular racism throughout. One glance at her portrait will show that she is no ordinal A favorite from my childhood that has worn exceedingly well. I don’t know, but I was as engrossed in the quaint and charming writing of this book as I used to be in any story of the “Littles” or “The Borrowers”.
As a confirmed doll hater in my youth, I never read Hitty – until now. Hitty keeps us in touch with the timeline mainly through her wardrobe changes, along with at least one major historical event, the Civil War.
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She was carved from lucky mountain ash by a pedlar shown kindness by a Maine family in the late s-early s. Many of the human characters are engaging as well, and I find it remarkable that Hitty could fisrt through so many little girls’ and women’s hands and each of them have a distinct personality and fairly complex persona.
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I have always wanted to go to Cranberry and see the Preble House. This is the story of Hitty’s years with Phoebe, and the many that follow in the life of a yitty doll.
I came away feeling so grateful that she had managed to keep her name thanks to her embroidered chemise, and wished that all older dolls were as fortunate. Rachel Field is such a delightful writer, and Dorothy Lathrop, who did the illustrations, draws the most soulful monkeys I know, so I dove in.
But, that said, I enjoyed reading this book, and would love to see Hitty’s second hundred years written about. I’m no animal rights activist, but, I can still understand that the meat I eat came from an animal who had thoughts and feelings not that far removed from my own.
I see that an edition with “updated text” has been released, presumably to remove racial stereotypes. Retrieved 27 February The book details Hitty’s adventures as she becomes separated from Phoebe and travels from owner to owner over the course of a century. I have been working on Hitty off and on for a few weeks now. RSS feed for comments on this post. I read it almost without stopping, though the first half was superior to the second.
This little wooden doll speaks with such intelligence and warmth. And yet, she doesn’t display the same amount of respect to all human beings that the Quaker family espouses. Oddly the adult characters were better developed than many of the children. Trivia About Hitty, Her First But… this doll is kind of a brat. I have four nieces, but this isn’t a style or subject that would interest any of them.