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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It is just as brilliant as it was the very first time. Return to Book Page. I came away feeling so grateful that she had managed to keep her name thanks to her embroidered chemise, and I read this book practically in one sitting. Jul 10, Sara rated it liked it Shelves: Books by Rachel Yeara. 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!

I don’t yeads to ever forget this book again. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.

Hitty Her First Hundred Years

A favorite from my childhood, which remains in my personal library even now. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.

Oct 09, Melody rated it really liked it. She went on yearz sea adventure with the Preble family, survived a sinki “Hitty, Her First Hundred Years” by Rachel Field is the memoir of a small doll who was carved out of a piece of mountain-ash wood approximately one century before she began writing her memoir.

May 31, Benji Martin rated it it was ok. I ached to be so close.

Sticker label on upper right hand corner of front cover has a couple of tears. Not to mention that half the world scrutinized her underwear. I would suggest two ideal uses for this particular Newbery Medal winner.


Oddly the adult characters were better developed than many of the children. If I had this, it would be the “grab during fire” type of book. Jan 28, Kristen rated it liked it Shelves: Hitty is a doll of great charm and character.

Hitty Preble of the Cranberry Isles, Maine.

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Retrieved from ” https: It’s Mehitabel’s Hitty’s memoirs, and is so fun to read. Lists with This Book. She is also famous for her poem-turned-song “Something Told the Wild Geese”.

Pure pleasure from start to finish. She whines and complains pretty consistently. Told from the perspective of a doll named Hitty. The worst part for me, though, is when she is taken found by an African American family. Hitty regards the “natives” in the story with disdain and often refers to the “brown people” she sees in and around India. Feb 14, Jill rated it did not like it Recommends it for: The last half was better than the first half, so, if you stick it out you might enjoy the second half.

As was the sad norm of the time, Hitty does not fare well in the arena of political correctness.

Price may vary by retailer. She is often quite funny when commiserating over her fading beauty. I read it almost without stopping, though the first hed was superior to the second.

If you can look past the racism, and there is a lot of it, then there is some charm to this book about a doll telling her tale of the last hundred years. Man, I loved those books. We googled Hitty and found that this story was i The narration of a doll gave this story an unusual viewpoint.

Regrettably, none of them have an interest in old dolls either. I wonder how far they went? I’m sure I read this when I was much younger, but I guess I remembered it as fusty and uninteresting. Feb 23, Yeafs rated it really liked it. As the book itself is drawing near its th birthday, there are certain portions that may be considered politically incorrect for modern readers.


It was common for Hitty to tell us the disposition of her new companion rather than show us. It’s a great book, and one I know I’ll definitely pass on to any children I may have in the far future. Hitty, of course, is a carved wooden doll, who chronicles her life through owner after owner after owner. These adventures include going on a whaling ship, becoming an idol for an group of island natives, working for a snake charmer in India, an 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.

Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! 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. Field married Arthur S. This is the story of Hitty’s years with Phoebe, and the many that follow in the life of a well-loved doll.

These older Newbery winners are a little harder to get through because of language and out-of-date thinking, but this one follows Hitty, a wooden doll, and the adventures she has yeara her hity years. I think I can safely blame this book for my dislike of dolls now. Jun 25, Tweety rated it it was amazing Shelves: What is it that so appeals to readers about the book?