All New American Girl Historical Doll HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK! Introducing CAROLINE ABBOTT!

16 May

For those of you who have been hearing the rumors, this isn’t shocking at all. The news of a new doll, especially one named Caroline, has been circling the internet for some time now. Caroline has been trademarked for a year, since before Marie-Grace’s and Cecile’s release so…this isn’t shocking for American Girl fans who have been following up on things. Some people even knew the author was Kathleen Ernst.

But for those of you who haven’t, this is it!

What we have been given is the month of release: September. So she will be here in time for the fall season, right after McKenna’s movie release on dvd. Yipeee!

The first thing we can be sure of is that there is only ONE girl being released this time, so from the looks of it, they’ll go back to the original American Girl book format. Even though the new format was interesting, it just didn’t promote the dolls as well. The older format helped modern girls relate to the historical girls, like seeing that girls from back in the past had holidays, school, birthdays, changes, summer fun, etc just helped girls relate to them better. It also gave relatable accessories that girls could set up and picture living during the time, how the girls interacted in school, ya know, it was just a more interesting experience. Marie-Grace and Cecile just gave the impression that they were display dolls, not playable dolls.

The second thing we know is the title of the book covers. American Girl Publishing has announced them: Meet Caroline, Caroline’s Secret Message, A surprise for Caroline, Caroline Takes a Chance, Caroline’s Battle, and Changes for Caroline. Sounds interesting.

So any skeptics? Theories? We know one thing: she ain’t Asian, not with a name like that. Oh darn. We also know she has wavy hair…Oh you don’t? Well, lets share a semi-picture.

I’m not sure about this, but she doesn’t seem to be wearing a bonnet. I’m not sensing a pilgrim here, but I might be shockingly surprised. What I wouldn’t be surprised about is a Western themed girl. Civil Rights seems like a no-no, but it might be. Who knows…I know one thing, I better be getting my red-head with the brown eyes this time around.

Any ideas from you guys? And do you have any other thoughts? Leave a comment below and look forward to a new friend this fall!

JUST IN:  Caroline’s time is 1812. It has been posted by American Girl. More info soon!

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More in: Caroline’s picture has been REVEALED by American Girl. Also, she is from Sackets Harbor, New York near the shores of Lake Ontario as the war of 1812 begins.

The new doll Caroline Abbott!

Caroline Abbott book posted by Eurynome in AGPlaythings!

Can I say I am VERY disappointed? American Girl is getting worse and worse with their bright “ideas”. Not only is she a stereotypical blonde, but she is wearing pink–the same color Marie-Grace wore for her debut last year! So unoriginal.

Furthermore, with Felicity’s retirement, we are missing enough red heads. Even though I’m aware that red heads don’t make that much money in American Girl, it still would’ve been more creative. This doll is so boring and so expected. I feel like no creativity went into this doll. She looks like Lanie without bangs. And what did I tell you before about American Girl and this “curly curly” phase (if you read my Marie-Grace and Cecile article)? The dolls are getting less and less original, and there is no variety. I might as well buy a Lanie. If all the dolls are going to look alike, what’s the point of buying this one?

Then this is going to be the third, the THIRD, story that takes place in New York. They couldn’t think of a more interesting place to settle the character? Really? And I’m here to tell you for all of you people who don’t know much about history: the War of 1812 was n0thing more than the Revolutionary War again. So what makes this doll so interesting? Really?
So comment and let me know what you guys think. I’m personally very disappointed. In fact, this will be the only doll I won’t buy. I saw some pros and cons to the Marie-Grace and Cecile line, but Caroline…I just can’t gel with the doll.

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More In!: From Marylandpinkandgreen.com:

Now in September, 200 years after America secured its standing as a truly
independent nation, American Girl’s newest historical character, Caroline Abbott, shows girls today how to
stay steady and believe in themselves during difficult times. Caroline, an
independent and adventurous nine-year-old girl whose story is set near Lake
Ontario during the War of 1812, learns to face her most challenging moments
using her heart as her compass. Going above and beyond to help those around her,
Caroline gives of herself without expecting anything in return—becoming the kind
of real everyday hero that any girl can
be
.

The story sounds awesome! Something I am NOT disappointed in! I think the story being set by the Ocean is an interesting setting for the plot. I am not all over New York personally, but I do like bodies of water, and sailor tales. Also, the story sounds exciting, and is set in a significant time in history! More information on the story can be found on the website: http://www.marylandpinkandgreen.com/2012/08/meet-american-girl-caroline-abbott.html

Also, for all of you doll collectors, a playset and boat has been posted! The sets are to die for! CLICK the pics for a bigger size!

Meet Caroline with her book!

Caroline’s boat! Cute!

Caroline’s playset! A parlor maybe? Love it!

THE STORY PLOT:

Living with her family in Sackets Harbor, New York, Caroline loves sailing with her shipbuilder father, and she even dreams of captaining her own ship one day. But after British sailors capture her father and cousin, Caroline does her best to keep the promise she makes to her father to stay steady and ride storms through to better weather. In the end, Caroline finds—and proves—her own steadiness and strength as she navigates the challenges of wartime.
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Plot summaries/book synopsis have been announced! WOOT!
Meet Caroline: Caroline Abbott is doing what she loves most—sailing on Lake Ontario with Papa—when her world turns upside down. A British officer boards their sloop, announces that Britain and America are at war, and takes her father prisoner. As Papa is led away, Caroline promises him that she will stay strong and steady until he returns. She tries hard to keep her promise by helping Mama run the family’s shipyard. Then the British attack her village and it looks as if the American side is in trouble. Can Caroline stay steady enough to help win the day?
Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about America in 1812.Caroline’s Secret Message: Caroline and Mama make a dangerous trip across Lake Ontario to the British fort where Papa is a prisoner. When Mama isn’t allowed to see Papa, it’s up to Caroline to pass a secret message to him—right under the nose of a British guard. Caroline hopes desperately that Papa will be able to use the information to escape. But can she get the message to him? And even if she does, will Papa understand it? When Caroline and Mama return home, all they can do is wait and hope. On Caroline’s birthday, an unexpected gift lifts her heart. Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about Wartime in 1812.A Surprise for Caroline: Caroline Abbott imagined it would be great fun to have two girls staying at her house for the winter. But her friend Rhonda Hathaway and cousin Lydia are both twelve, and sometimes they seem to be better friends with each other than with Caroline. Worse, they’d rather stay inside styling hair than go skating and sledding. Nothing Caroline tries seems to change things, not even the special Christmas gift she gives to Rhonda. Finally, hurt feelings lead Caroline to make a rash decision—one that puts all three girls on very thin ice. Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about Growing Up in 1812.

Caroline Takes a Chance:Caroline, like everyone else in Sackets Harbor, is waiting anxiously for the first supply boats of the year to arrive. Without supplies, the shipyards can’t build boats to fight the British. When Caroline and her friends Rhonda and Seth go out fishing in Papa’s skiff, they’re excited to catch sight of a supply boat—until they realize that it’s being chased by a British warship. Desperate to save the supply boat, Caroline comes up with a daring idea. Will her plan work? Or is it a dangerous and foolish risk? Caroline has no time to think—she can only plunge ahead. Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about Getting Around in 1812.

Caroline’s Battle: Caroline’s Papa has barely returned before frightening news arrives—British warships are headed for Sackets Harbor, ready to attack. Every able-bodied man, including Papa, must go and fight. Mama and Caroline are left alone to guard Abbott’s Shipyard from the enemy. Caroline tells herself she would do anything to keep Papa’s shipyard safe. But when the battle seems to be lost, Mama gives her a terrible order. They must burn the shipyard to the ground to keep it from the enemy. It’s the one thing Caroline isn’t sure she can do. Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about America in 1812.

Changes for Caroline: Caroline receives a letter asking her to come and help on Uncle Aaron’s new farm. Although she hates to leave her family, Caroline is pleased to see her cousin Lydia—and to meet Lydia’s pretty cow and sweet baby calf. Determined to help out in any way she can, Caroline keeps watch when a thief starts sneaking around the farm. Then she makes an unexpected discovery—and learns that some things are not as simple as they seem. When Caroline returns home at last for an Independence Day celebration, she is treated to a wonderful surprise. Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about Changes for America in 1812.

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