Rachel Field’s Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Rosemary Wells, Author, Susan Jeffers, Illustrator Simon & Schuster $ (p) ISBN 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. HITTY – HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS. RACHEL FIELD. WINNER OF THE NEWSBERY MEDAL. CHAPTER 1. In Which I Begin My Memoirs. The antique shop.

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Do you collect dolls too? I understand that this book is from a different time, and that it probably wouldn’t even be publishable now, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. High time I did, too, for patience and paper are giving out. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature in Mead was left to wonder just what the doll’s story was.


Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

I remember the title more than the book – I really liked the title. The last half was better than the first half, so, if you stick it hundre you might enjoy the second half. At various times, she is lost at sea and also under sofa cushions, abandoned in a hayloft, serves as part of a snake-charmer ‘s act, and meets the famous writer Charles Dickensbefore arriving at her new owner’s summer home in Maine, which turns out to be the original Preble residence where she first lived.

Lists with This Book. Newbery Medal Winner This is the first Newbery winner of the 30’s and the first written by a woman–and for the most part, ysars pretty enjoyable. Signed in pencil by Dorothy Lathrop o Hitty, or Mehitable as she was really named, was made in the early s for Phoebe Preble, a lit Hitty is a doll of great charm and character.


The story was inspired by a doll purchased by Field.

Told from the perspective of a doll named Hitty. I had loved the illustrated edition, and when I found the original book at Borders one day a good few years later, I freaked. I am a oll collector and have been for many, many years. Preble always said she didn’t know how she and Phoebe would have got along without the Old Peddler, for it took all three of them, besides Andy the chore boy, to keep the fires going and to water and feed the horse, the cow, and the chickens in the barn.

Skip to main content. Mostly he did his best business from May to November when roads were open and the weather not too cold for farmers’ wives and daughters to stand on their doorsteps as he spread out his wares. In answer to this question, Ms.

Rachel Field’s Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

The worst part for me, though, is when she is taken found by an African American family. It also didn’t idealize the Quakers, depicting them as rounded, flawed characters. I have been working on Hitty off and on for a few weeks now. Jun 25, Tweety rated it it was amazing Shelves: History is important, firzt when it’s painful.

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As a child Field contributed to the St. It would have been better as a 10 page picture book. The narrative unfolds through the eyes of a tiny wooden doll named Mehitabel Hittywho was carved early in the nineteenth century from the magical wood of the Mountain Ash tree by a peddler for a little girl, Phoebe Preble, who lives on Great Cranberry Island in Maineduring a winter when her father was away at sea.

Hitty is just as racist as that great-grandma you would never introduce to your friends. Aladdin September Length: The premise of the life of a doll who goes hdr many adventures lives on a whaling ship, firrst stranded on a desert island, travels India, sees the evolution of transportation technology from carriages to steam ships firrst trains to automobiles to airplanes is really very clever.


The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. In very good condition, very clean interior, no marks, soil, or tears. 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”. This is a seriously good adventurious read even hears you are an adult.

Hitty has many adventures that take her around the world, and when she encounters natives of an eastern aisle, she calls them savages, which I guess is what most Americans at the time would have called them. These adventures include going on a whaling ship, becoming an idol for an group of island natives, working for a snake charmer in India, an Newbery Medal Winner This is the first Newbery winner of the 30’s and the first written by a woman–and for the most part, was pretty enjoyable.

But, that said, I enjoyed reading this book, and would love to see Hitty’s second hundred years written about.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. These books were heralded as not only appropriate for children, but were the “best of the best.

Hitty, Her Second Hundred Years

Read this as a child. It was a fast paced highly readable tale about a wooden carved doll who goes through many adventures and countries. This story about a beloved doll and her adventures was surprisingly interesting. Overall in Very Good condition. Highly recommended, hitty with “Paddle to the sea” by Clancy Holling!

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