Saturday, August 04, 2007

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

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+."

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Very well written! I appreciate you including the down side as well.

Kelli said...

Fifi- that definitely sounds like a book Kati would like. I'll have to pick it up.

And, I hope your mom let you know about the "thank you" you earned on my blog ....

Have a great day!

lady laura said...

Well-done, Fifi. I think you should have a regular column!

Big Mama said...

Fifi- you know we're not quite ready for that book at our house, but as soon as we are, we'll be reading it. Thanks for the review.

Barb said...

Your reveiw makes me want to read this book, Fifi, and I'm definitely not a young girl. You did a great job!

Molly said...

What style!

Very impressively written review! Are you sure you're not 14 or 15, Fifi? ;)

Tami@ourhouse said...

Well done! This book sounds like something I would enjoy reading! Thanks for the review.

Dawn said...

I loved reading children's books when I was an elementary major in college. I am sure I read this one, as well as several of the other ones your mom has reviewed. Very good job! I need to re-read it.

Be Inspired Always said...

Very well written blog. :)


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