Friday, May 18, 2018

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

Hitty, Her First Hundred YearsFrom Goodreads:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    I actually liked this Newbery Award winner. It was slow at times, but I liked Hitty and most of her adventures.

-    I really liked Hitty's down to earth personality. She was just happy to be around. She didn't mind who played with her or admired her as long as she had an owner who took care of her.

-    Hitty was the luckiest doll EVER! I can't believe she survived some of her adventures, especially being tossed into the ocean.

-    I liked most of the people that Hitty encountered. Each person was interesting in their own way.

-    Not bad for a 1920s book! 

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