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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I don’t know, but Hre 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”. I was really looking forward to it, thinking that after a decade of only men winning the Newbery, the first woman winner was a big step for the award.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hitty, hundrred course, is a carved wooden doll, who chronicles her life through owner after owner after owner.

Hitty, Her Second Hundred Years

Usually at the halfway mark thin How did this get such a high average rating? The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. I see that an edition with “updated text” has hwr released, presumably to remove racial stereotypes. Hitty is a doll carved from mountain ash who has the most exciting adventures. In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook Jun 07, Falina rated it really liked it Shelves: The book details Hitty’s adventures as she becomes separated from Phoebe and travels from owner to owner over the course of a century.

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The wind blew such a gale it heaped great drifts across the road in no time and he was forced to come knocking at the kitchen door of the Preble House, where he had seen a light.


Do not read the new bastardized revision that has nothing to do with the original.

girst She began her life in Maine with her first owner, Phoebe Preble. The narration of a doll gave this story an unusual viewpoint.

Young Phoebe was very proud of her beautiful doll and took her everywhere, even on a long sailing trip in a whaler. I’m scratching my head wondering why this ever won. The stuff with the former slaves would be fairly easy to adjust, but heg about the natives in the South Seas?

I was so excited! One glance at her portrait will show that she is no ordinary doll. It is just as brilliant as it was the very first time.

Trivia About Hitty, Her First I don’t want to ever forget this book again.

Hitty is taken on hhundred, passed from girl to girl, and even lost during her first hundred years. You know why I can’t give up my toys?

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

I think there’s a distinction between politically incorrect language and white imperialism. There were potentially exciting moments like the shipwreck or the auction near the end, and even in those moments I felt like I was trudging through thick mud just trying to make it through! Of course, Hitty is passive—a point that struck me, as an adult, in ways it never did as a child.

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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. As the book itself is drawing near its th birthday, there are certain portions that may be considered politically incorrect for modern readers.

This an interesting enough read, as Hitty keeps having decent ventures during her these hundred years. Any lesson learned here about human nature are clearly secondary to hujdred charming fantasy of the sentient doll.

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Overall, this is a book without too much to recommend it to modern audiences. I would have found it boring, and frankly, I still do. Hitty sees the whales as monsters and has not even a moment of sympathy for them.

That was the reason he had carried this about in the bottom of his pack ever since he had started peddling. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read saving…. It wasn’t an easy read for me. I came away yars so grateful that she had managed to keep her name thanks to her embroidered chemise, and wished that all older dolls were as fortunate.

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 hifty 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.