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Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years | Rachel Field
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Hitty is a very special doll who belongs to Phoebe. Phoebe is proud of her beautiful doll and brings Hitty everywhere she goes. This is thrilling for Hitty, who finds herself involved in the most wonderful adventures both on land and at sea. She meets many people and makes new friends.This is the story of the first hundred years of Hitty's life. And that's only the beginning for a doll as special as Hitty.
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StaceGhost
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Caroline is a #possessed doll from Massachusetts said to whisper to you if you hold her close #haunted @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks fantastic 💀

Annie1215 What an image to open the app to 😂 3mo
StaceGhost @Annie1215 hahaha I know! Is there anything creepier? 3mo
Annie1215 I love spooky stuff but creepy dolls are what always get me 3mo
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sharread 😳 3mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼💀👏🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Creepy 😱 3mo
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youngreadrshelf
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Panpan

Story of a carved doll and her travels around the world. Newbery award winner that probably wasn't very popular. Strike one -- about a doll. Strike two -- not very exciting or if it seemed like it was getting there, that part was glossed over. Strike three -- not very PC with characterization.

Tamra Such an attractive cover though! 6mo
Lcsmcat It was like the American Girls doll of its day. My mom (born in the 1930s) had the book and the doll. 6mo
youngreadrshelf @Lcsmcat I get it. Probably not a lot of books out for kids then either. It just doesn‘t seem to have staying power. 6mo
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youngreadrshelf @Tamra cover better than the story. But you get that sometimes. 😉 6mo
Lcsmcat @youngreadrshelf Right. I don‘t think the American Girls doll stories will either. It‘s kind of a gimmick. 6mo
youngreadrshelf @Lcsmcat definitely right about that. Those just languish on my classroom library shelves after they were donated. 6mo
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Butterfinger
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A small handmade doll retells her adventures that includes a whaling ship. It was fine until she compared herself to a slave being sold at an auction. That was way too flippant, in my opinion.

#NewberyEpicChallenge @amber_ldsmom
#ChildrensClassicChallenge @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie Says a lot to the times, also wow. I think it would be a good format for discussion in how to teach old literature like this. I‘m glad I read it as it‘s on my list of literature to digest gives one pause as to how deeply racism is and has been taught- it‘s just ingrained everywhere. 14mo
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amber_ldsmom
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A really charming story about a doll made of mountain-ash wood and her adventures over a hundred years. I love books that make me curious enough that I stop and look things up. I did that a few times while reading this book. Hitty is a little shallow, but I suppose that‘s to be expected of a doll. 😉
#NewberyEpicChallenge

Texreader This sounds amazing! 1y
rubyslippersreads One of my favorite books! I still have my childhood copy. 😊 14mo
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TheBookHippie
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An old classic #ChildrensClassicRead2020

FYI problematic text that will have to be discussed if read with younger folks. As it reads like the time it was written in. It‘d make a great discussion in literature type of talk.

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amber_ldsmom
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#NewberyEpicChallenge for NOVEMBER!

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
Crossover by Kwame Alexander

I haven‘t read either of these yet, so I‘m stoked! Join in any time!

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TheBookHippie
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#ChildrensClassicRead2020 NOVEMBER

I am excited for this one.

#ChildrensClassicRead I do every year I read a children's classic every morning with my coffee for about 10-15 minutes to start my day. Anyone that wants to join along is always welcome. I have found it to be very grounding and a very good way to start the day.

#ChildrensClassic2021 is here..

http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2020/10/29/childrens-classics-2021/

LeahBergen I LOVE this book. 💖💖 1y
LapReader Will join you in April. I do the same but with poetry. 1y
TheBookHippie @LapReader poetry everyday here as well, how lovely to find a fellow lover of poetry! 1y
IndoorDame Great list! I will definitely try to join you! 13mo
monalyisha This is neat! If I remember, I‘ll check out your list for 2022. 🙌🏻💯 2mo
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Soscha
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I have bad news: Hitty is a lil bit racist. This is a bigger issue with "Hitty" than the author's previous "Calico Bush". Her portrayal of Polynesians is particularly appalling. Still, if you can enjoy "Gilligan's Island" you can enjoy "Hitty".

It won the 1930 #Newbery Medal.

Lindy It sounds like this book is better suited to adults interested in colonialist attitudes in children's literature, rather than an audience of contemporary young people. 5y
Soscha @Lindy That's an excellent suggestion. Calico Bush, while still somewhat problematic, wasn't so gratuitously offensive in its portrayal of native peoples. Even putting that aside I'd consider it the better read between the two. 5y
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Tigerbook
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Bitty is a classic that everyone should read. The book is about the story of a doll that travels the world, is dressed like a bride and lost a lot. 🌎 👰

akc2ngel My fifth grade teacher read this book to my class. I loved this book. 4y
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