Introducing Chrissa, Gwen, and Sonali!

Well, first off, Happy New Year to everyone! The new year means a new doll, but this time there are three. We will miss Mia, but she will always be remembered by all. Here are Chrissa and her friends, Sonali and Gwen!

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Here is Chrissa, like the pictures I showed you before.

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Here is Chrissa’s sundress. It comes with sandals and hair clips.

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This is Chrissa’s swimsuit and gear. It comes with a pair of goggles, a matching swim cap, spirit stickers, a kickboard, and a towel.

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This is Chrissa’s warm-up set. It comes with a hooded jacket, a tank top, white shorts, slip on sandals, a visor, and a pretend mini IM-Me.

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These are Chrissa’s pajamas. It comes with a pair of slippers.

Now here are Chrissa’s friends, Sonali and Gwen:

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This is Sonali, one of the bullies at first, but then becomes a great friend of Chrissa’s.

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This is Gwen, a shy, quiet girl.

Chrissa’s furniture:

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Here is Chrissa’s party table. It includes a festive picnic table with lanterns and pinwheels. You can choose to include her party treats with the table.

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This is Chrissa’s craft studio. The set includes:

A bowl that her father made

3 skeins of yarn and 2 knitting needles

A sketch book

A sewing machine that turns on if you push the button

5 thread spools

A sewing table

A pin cushion

A tape measure

A caddy that holds scissors and two pencils

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And last but not least, Chrissa’s pet llama, Starburst.

Be sure to go to Chrissa’s page when you have the chance! And also check out this awesome site.

Photo courtesy of American Girl.

January 1, 2009. American Girl of the Year, New American girl dolls and items. 37 comments.

Mia and Bravo, Mia!

I recently finished reading the Mia books. I know it is a little late but here is my review.

Mia: The plot for Mia’s first book is as follows. Mia is pressured by her brothers to stop figure skating and start hockey again.They say she has the skills to play hockey. Mia doesn’t want to play hockey and tells that to her brothers over and over again. When a new coach arrives to teach figure skating Mia is pushed harder than ever. Her new coach wants her to be in the winter show, but can Mia do it?

This book introduces Mia as a skater and important part of her family. If you love Mia then I reccomend this book to you. I had a wonderful time reading it.

Bravo, Mia!: After doing a spectacular job in the winter show Mia’s coach wants her to go to the regionals. Mia trains hard, but when her brothers hockey life interferes will Mia still be able to go? In this book the journey of Mia’s life go further still. With many setbacks and a family crisis will Mia hold on to her dream?

In my opinion this book is just as good as the first one if not better. The element of suspense is taking place as Mia struggles through her life. If you enjoyed the first book then you will love the second.

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December 31, 2008. American Girl of the Year, Book Reviews, Information. 5 comments.

Chrissa Has TWO Best Friends

Gwen, Chrissa, and Sonali

From left to right: Gwen, Chrissa, and Sonali

Chrissa, GOTY 2009, was rumored to have two best friends. Now, sources are saying that this rumor is true. Chrissa will have two best friends: Gwen and Sonali. Gwen is the blonde haired doll, Sonali the dark haired doll. This will be the first doll that has two best friends, and the first GOTY that has a best friend doll.

Some of Chrissa's outfits include swim gear, a sundress, and a warmup set

Some of Chrissa's outfits include swim gear, a sundress, and a warmup set

Also, Chrissa’s outfits were shown in an AG catalog. Is it me, or does her hair look darker in the pictures? It’s surprising that American Girl would show things they haven’t released yet for all of the world to see. Maybe they want people to get excited and want to buy Chrissa’s new things. Who knows?

Another thing, here is the link to the preview for Chrissa’s movie.

Thanks to Doll Diaries for all the nice pictures.

December 30, 2008. American Girl of the Year. 6 comments.

Chrissa Doll!!!

Chrissa, Girl of 2009

Chrissa, Girl of 2009

Today, as I went onto American Girl Collecting, I noticed that the blogger had a picture of Chrissa up! She is scheduled to come out on January 6th, 2009. Below is the idea of her books, and the struggles she’s going through.

Chrissa and her family have just moved to a new town in the middle of the school year. On the first day of school, she is seated next to three girls. All these girls do is tease her and play tricks on her. They bully her in class, on the bus, online, and at swim club. When the biggest bully becomes her swimming rival, she has to find a way to stick up for herself. Can she do it?

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Chrissa's First Book

Chrissa's First Book

Chrissa Stands Strong

Chrissa's Second Book

Chrissa's Second Book

Chrissa's Movie, Starring Sammi Hanratty

Chrissa's Movie, Starring Sammi Hanratty

Thanks again to American Girl Collecting!

December 21, 2008. American Girl Movies, American Girl of the Year. 47 comments.

Mia Is Here!!!

As most of you know Mia the girl of the year 2008 is available on January 1, here are some pictures of her in her outfits. Theses photos are from the American girl website.

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mia-2.jpg This is her starter collection.

mia-3.jpgThis is what she comes in.

mia-4.jpg This is her practice outfit.

mia-5.jpg This is her performance outfit, I like it the best.

mia-6.jpg This is her 2-in-1 skating outfit.

mia-7.jpg These are her accessories.

mia-8.jpg This is her skating rink.

mia-9.jpg These are her ice skates.

mia-10.jpg These are her pajamas.

mia-11.jpg This is her bedroom furniture.

Thats all for now.

January 1, 2008. American Girl of the Year, New American girl dolls and items. 6 comments.

Mia Has Been Sighted!

Today, there was a whole section on American girl on the TV show, Oprah. My mom let me watch it and the audience actually got to see Mia, the American girl of 2008! Mia is a figure skater growing up in upstate New York. She’s grown up facing her three brothers in ice hockey in the pond behind her house. Mia’s message that American Girl’s trying to get across is to follow your dreams and to never give up. As Sylvie has mentioned, there are going to be two books about Mia; Mia and Bravo, Mia! There is a book summary for each of them below.

Mia

Mia St. Clair is a ten-year-old girl living in upstate New York. She has grown up playing ice hockey wit her three older brothers on the pond behind their house. Mia’s got the skills and the scrappiness it takes to be a star hockey player, but she’s tired of skating in her brothers’ shadows and has decided to follow her heart and pursue figure skating instead. Does she have what it takes to grow and compete as a figure skaters? When a new coach arrives, Mia finds herself gently pushed by the coach at the same time that she’s pulled by her brothers. Can she stay true to her heart and follow her own path? Can she hold her own in a world of competitive skating?

Bravo, Mia!

Mia St. Clair can’t wait for Regionals. Or can she? Mia has been training all year to master the moves she needs to compete at the Regional Figure Skating Competition. It’s her first time competing at that level, and Mia is eager for and worried about Regionals all at the same time. Is she a good enough skater? Does she have what it takes to survive in the world of competitive figure skating–and still be a good sport? When a family crisis threatens Mia’s chances of going to Regionals, Mia is heartbroken. But she knows that being a good sport means accepting challenges–even big losses–with determination and grace.

Any of these books sound good to you? They’ll be available in January!

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These pictures were taken by me from the Oprah Winfrey Show.

November 25, 2007. American Girl of the Year, Cool Things To Know, New American girl dolls and items. 10 comments.

Marisol Luna, Her Life, Her Time

Marisol Luna is a Spanish 10 year old who lives in Chicago. She’s in the fourth grade. Marisol was born to dance, it’s her favorite thing in the world to do! She takes tap, jazz, ballet and folklorico lessons. It’s hard work, but if she keeps it up, she can be a real dancer. Marisol lives with her loving parents in a busy and large Hispanic town in Chicago.

Marisol Luna was introduced December 27, 2004 and became retired December 15, 2005.

Photo courtesy of American Girl Collecting

November 11, 2007. American Girl of the Year, History of the dolls, Retired items. 20 comments.

Lindsey Bergman, Her Life, Her Time

Lindsey Bergman is not an average ten year old girl. She is funny, warm hearted and just can’t stop wanting to help! She never stops trying to turn her teachers into lovebirds, and she wants her school bully free.

Lindsey has a cute wiener dog named Mr. Tiny and she just loves to help him! But sometimes that helping gets her in a lot of trouble…

American Girl introduced Lindsey in 2001. She was the first Girl of the Year doll.

I got this picture from American Girl Collecting, it’s great!

September 22, 2007. American Girl of the Year, History of the dolls, Retired items. 3 comments.

Jess Mconnell, Her Life, Her Time

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Jess Mconnell is a adventurous 10 year old girl and ready for anything. From the moment she steps off the plane and into Belize she wants to explore.

Her Irish American dad and her Japanese American mom both love archeology and exploring, they came to Belize to spend five months at the ancient Maya ruins. It’s Jess’s first time being out of the United States, her first time being home-schooled, and her first trip without her older brother and sister.

Jess was girl of the year 2006 and she is now retired with the exception of her book.

photo courtesy of the complete guide to American girl collecting.

September 14, 2007. American Girl of the Year, History of the dolls, Retired items. 3 comments.

Kailey Hopkins, Her Life, Her Time

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Kailey Hopkins is a ten year old water girl, in the sense that she loves to go boogie boarding in the salty ocean more than anything in the world.

Very soon the trouble starts with a development that wants to destroy her beach and Kailey has to use courage she never knew she had to save the thing that she loves most.

Kailey was introduced in the summer of 2003 the next year in July she was retired with the exception of her book.

Photo courtesy of American girl collecting.

September 8, 2007. American Girl of the Year, History of the dolls, Retired items. 7 comments.