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Hitty Her First Hundred Years


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ISBN13: 9780689822841
ISBN10: 0689822847
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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.


A favorite since it was first published in 1929, this Newbery Medal winner is a timeless classic about a very special doll of great charm and character.

About the Author

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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diane b, January 18, 2010 (view all comments by diane b)
Hitty! The delightful favorite of my girlhood! When our book group decided to focus on "a book you loved as a child", there was no doubt what I would bring to our next gathering. Rereading at age 66, remembering reading at age 10, I was charmed again. What a wonderful surprise to find that Hitty was "born" in Maine, the state I have adopted only in the past 8 years. Another surprise: Hitty traveled on the whaling ship Diana! Did I even make those connections as a little girl?
Research, now made easy on the internet, revealed more surprises. The Great Cranberry Island Historical Society, here in Maine, has created a website, HittyPreble.com, with all sorts of wonderful information about Rachel Field's discovery of Hitty in a New York antique shop in 1927, Rachel's summers on Cranberry Island where the Preble house still stands, and the many inspirations Cranberry Island held for the eventual story released in 1929. And to learn that Hitty, that lovely little ash wood doll, resides in the Stockbridge Library Museum in Stockbridge Mass. was yet another exciting discovery. I plan to visit her there on our next jaunt through Massachusetts!
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cindy9, March 22, 2007 (view all comments by cindy9)
I re-read this book last year at age 52 while I was sick with the flu. I found myself taking a breath and saying "Oh ,No", when Hittys safety seemed at risk. And worried , would she ever make it back to her loved ones. I couldn't put it down. I love this book now, as much as I did when I first read it at the age of 12.
Thank you Rachel Field.

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Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis,
Lathrop, Dorothy P.
Field, Rachel
Aladdin Paperbacks
New York :
Children's fiction
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Fantasy & Magic
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
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Publication Date:
September 1998
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
7.62 x 5.12 in 6.02 oz
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