Introduce the next generation of readers to the winsome adventures of Hitty, a doll of great charm and regal character. Over a period of one hundred years, readers will see Hitty's beginnings-being molded from a piece of white ash wood by an Irish peddler in Maine-and her first owner Phoebe Preble, up to her being discovered in an antique shop in New York, and all of the adventures that she has in between. Hitty finds herself in India with a missionary family, lost inside of a sofa, discovered by a Quaker family, dressed as a bride, and more! Winner of the Newberry Medal in 1930.
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.
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.