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Sunday, October 28, 2012
Dolls in Literature: Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
This is another book I loved as a child. It describes the life of a little wooden doll over the course of one hundred years. The doll changes owners several times and travels the globe. This is one that I would enjoy reading again as an adult. Not only is it great to have a doll as the main character, this book contains a lot of historical information that is really interesting. Definitely a must read for all doll lovers.
I did a bit more online searching and found a site dedicated to Hitty Preble. The Great Cranberry Island Historical Society in Maine has created a wonderful website with LOTS of information about this book. CLICK HERE to check it out. You can even purchase your own flat Hitty doll that has slept overnight in the Preble house. (The Prebles were the first family Hitty lived with in the story.) HERE is a link for you to explore. Good stuff!