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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Hitty Her First Hundred Years

But that year he tramped further north than he had been before. View all 21 comments. The last half was better than the first half, so, if you stick it out you might enjoy the second half. Newbery Medal recipient That evening, as it happened, we were to travel by motorboat to Cranberry Island. Mead wrote this charming book, and the friend that was with her in the antique rirst, Dorothy Lathrop, provides fantastic illustrations.

I enjoyed reading about Hitty’s adventures, I was deeply troubled by the ideals it perpetuated, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to take a glance through Hundfed one hundred years. It was common for Hitty to tell us the disposition of her new companion rather than show us.

Also shop in Also shop jer. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Overall, I found the conceit of doll narrator and the adventures presented here fairly charming.

As far as style goes in the writing, it leaves something to be desired. Hitty charmed and impressed children and adults who beheld her. But this all having been said and this is the main reason why Hitty, Her First Hundered Years is a high two star ranking and not a low three stars for meI do have to personally admit that especially the first time I read the novel in and as a teenager who still had a quite heavy German accent at that time and was also being relentlessly bullied by both my fellow students and even by some of my teachers, one of whom actually often accused me of being too lazy to try to get rid of my so-called horrible German accentthe manner in which Rachel Field in her guise as Hitty approaches and describes those who do not speak standard English fluently did massively and painfully hurt my sensitive to being a New Canadian feelings.


I remember the title more than the book – I really liked the title. Feb 11, Firxt McGuire rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Toward the end, last 30 pages or so I was ready for it to end Did people who were whalers in the Maine really go all the way to the Pacific to get whales? This was charming, but slight. From there she is purchased at auction for a New York antique shop, where hundrwd sits among larger and grander dolls of porcelain and wax, and writes her memoirs.

High time I did, too, for patience and paper are giving out.

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Regrettably, none of them have an interest in old dolls either. 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.

I wouldn’t have been interested in this book based on its description, but it’s delightful. It’s not really my type of book, but there were some charming moments, and the idea of following a doll’s journey throughout a century is a nice one.


Books by Rachel Field. I have four nieces, but this isn’t a style or subject that would interest any of them. I hundrfd this book practically in one sitting.

Rachel Field’s Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

A favorite from my childhood, which remains in my personal library even now. When she begins writing her memoir she is in an antique shop, but her memoirs reveal she has been around the world and held by countless individuals from numerous countries. I am a oll collector and have been for many, many years. In one sentence, this book is a somewhat slow, meandering adventure story, the protagonist of which is a wooden doll.

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

It’s a darling little gem fromand quite deserves the Newberry Medal it won. The narrative unfolds through the eyes of a tiny wooden doll named Hed 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 taken on trips, passed from girl to girl, and even lost during her first hundred years. We googled Hitty and found that this story was i The narration of a doll gave this story an unusual viewpoint. Do you collect dolls too?