Listening Age 5+
Guest reviewer: Fifi
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years is a very entertaining story about a little mountain ash-wood doll that is crafted in the state of Maine for a little girl named Phoebe Preble. This book is written in first person, from the doll's perspective. Hitty recounts 100 years worth of her adventures, and this book skillfully covers the changes in culture, clothing and machinery from 1813 to 1913.
The only down-side of this book is the rare reference to superstition that she (Hitty) will bring good luck because she is made of mountain ash wood.
The author of this book is Rachel Field, who also authored Calico Bush.
Grafted Branch gives this book a grade of "B+."