Hitty Travel Doll — Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Rachel Field, Author of Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Rachel Field, Author of Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Rachel Field was an author, poet, playwright and lyricist.  Rachel Lyman Field was born September 19, 1894 in New York.  She was educated at Radcliff  College.  In 1935, she married literary agent, Arthur S. Pederson and they had one daughter, Hannah. Courtesy Photo:  Rachel Field and her dog Trotty on Sutton Island. Photo published in The American Girl Magazine Nov 1934. At the age of 15 years old, Rachel Field was sent to study art with her cousins on Sutton Island and thus began a life long love of Maine.  She spent almost every summer in the Cranberry Isles and...

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Rachel Field's Hitty by Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers

Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Rachel Field's Hitty by Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers

Published in October 1999, Hitty's story continues with an updated version by Rosemary Wells and illustrated by Susan Jeffers.  This delightful book follows the adventures of Hitty as we first met her in Hitty Her First Hundred Years, a 1930 Newberry Award Winner, Hitty begins her memoirs in 1829 Maine as an old peddler carves her out of a piece of mountain ash from Kilkenny, Ireland. In the Rosemary Wells updated story, Hitty goes South during the Civil War, meets a freed slave and becomes a much loved companion to the former slave's granddaughter.    This book is out of print...

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