Meet Felicity: An American Girl (American Girls Collection Series: Felicity #1)

Meet Felicity: An American Girl (American Girls Collection Series: Felicity #1)

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Overview

Felicity falls in love with a beautiful horse named Penny. When she discovers that Penny's owner is cruel, she is determined to find a way to save her!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781562478308
Publisher: American Girl Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: American Girl Collection Series: Felicity , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Meet Felicity: An American Girl (American Girls Collection Series: Felicity #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Meet Felicity' was our book group's first American Girl book. Felicity Merriman was a spunky girl growing up in 1774 colonial Williamsburg. Girls growing up at that time were expected to take part in 'girl-ish' activities. Not Felicity though! She wasn¿t like a lot of other girls of her time. Felicity was an individual. She loved to work outside with horses, and to have fun playing games and doing jobs that boys traditionally did. The girls in our Mother- Daughter Book Group very enthusiastically described Felicity as 'a good role model'. The book 'Meet Felicity' was 'the best book ever', 'fantastic and educational', and it was 'neat to learn her traditions'. Moms also enjoyed this book. We plan to read other American Girls books. 'Meet Felicity' was a perfect start!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was awsome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have 3 dolls.... you could say Im lucky. I have Felicity Rebecca and Saige the girl of the year. I love american girl and i am 13. I have most of the AG series including 5 girl of the year books. I love American Girl!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would say this is a great book for 8 1/2 year olds to all ages above.There are some sad parts. Overall this a great book, easy to take along, and short to read. I loved this book from start to finish, and I hope you will too!!!!!!!!!
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Felicity is the Revolutionary War-era American Girl, living with her family in colonial Williamsburg. She's an energetic little thing, having difficulty being calm and ladylike. She has quite an affection for horses and becomes concerned about a horse that has been recently obtained by the neighborhood tanner, one Jiggy Nye. Jiggy's a nasty old bird who oughtn't be allowed to deal with any horse that isn't already dead. But somehow the good Lord allowed Jiggy to have this beautiful animal. How can Felicity stand by while Mr. Nye mistreats the poor thing? Well, if you want, you can read the book and find out. The tale itself is rather pedestrian--pure waiting room material. But even kids need some lightweight reading from time to time, and I think Meet Felicity will serve that role just fine.--J.
khallbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book hits on many of the topics adored by girls 9-13: taking initiative without parental consent, overcoming obstacles set by an unreasonable adult, and, above all, horses. Meet Felicity introduces us to nine-year-old Felicity Merriman, a shopkeeper's daughter in colonial Williamsburg. She's a tomboy at heart, and hates being forced to sew and wear confining dresses like her sister. Just to remind us that this is a real American origin story, she uses the word "independence" a lot.  The gist of the plot involves mean old Jiggy Nye and his beautiful, mistreated mare, but these elements seem more like a frame constructed to allow Felicity to demonstrate her general spunkyness and depth of heart, thus making her eligible to join the official American Girl club. The story is wholesome as apple pie and educational to boot, but I couldn't help feel manipulated at the end. The whole thing felt as though it was constructed in some lab like Frankenstein's monster in order to hit just the right notes for just the right girls to make them want to buy a Felicity doll for themselves. While I wouldn't recommend this book, it is appropriate for ages 8-12.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Felicity is my favorite American Girl. Felicity is a spunky and spirited girl growing up in colonial Williamsburg in 1774, just prior to the revolutionary war. She hates anything that involves sitting still and loves horses. In this story she befriends and saves a horse, Penny, owned by the cruel Jiggy Nye. ¿A Peek Into the Past.¿
the1butterfly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a double of a book in my classroom library. Felicity is my favorite American Girl. Felicity is a spunky and spirited girl growing up in colonial Williamsburg in 1774, just prior to the revolutionary war. She hates anything that involves sitting still and loves horses. In this story she befriends and saves a horse, Penny, owned by the cruel Jiggy Nye. ¿A Peek Into the Past.¿
ashleylegan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novel is fabulous for elementary school children (about second grade and up). Despite the typical view that it is only for girls because of the famous doll collection, this novel is appealing to both genders. It is a very entertaining look into history. Unlike the text books, The American Girls collection gives our students an insightful understanding of what it was like in a day in the life of a child about their age but of a different time. In this case, this book is about Felicity, a girl who grew up during the American Revolution. She had to abide by unfair gender roles, but was adventurous and wanted something more. Her father owns one of the town¿s general stores and her mother takes care of the family¿the typical family roles. Felicity, however, decides to step out of the box.
mistywood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Meet Felicity An American Girl,is a story about a young girl growing up in Williamsburg, right before the American Revolution in 1774. Felicity is an adventurous girl who would rather be outside riding horses instead of being inside practicing how to sew the perfect stitch. Felicity soon discovers a new horse has arrived in town, and feels she must save the doomed horse from a cruel master, and she knows just how to do it.I enjoyed reading about Felicity. There are illustrations throughout the story. Some of the pictures show actions scenes that are happening in the story, and some of the pictures show everyday objects that were used during the time of the story. I think all the American Girl books give a peek into the past and is appropriate for children to read to learn about how people lived long ago.Extension Activity: *Field Trip to a history museum *Have students write their own adventure story (individual or group).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book. Samantha is better though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont read you wil hate it! Im warning you and u should listen! Signed Wumsky
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had Felicity, Molly and Samantha! I also had a just like me doll later on though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dint like Felicity she is a bad influence on ppl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have samantha molly kerstan falisity kaylie look alike 2 babys and mini dolls ( three of those ). Is that to many?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book love reading series over and over again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thisbook is really interesting but if i were you read it at night because you need a place that is really quiet and no one will bother you!!!!! ..))))):)))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will love best book ever. Love reading it at night
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for girls of all ages. Had a great time reading u have to get the rest of the books too
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't read the book but I LOVED the movie - as an adult... it just was everything - dresses, friendship, a cute boy, wonderful parents and a loving admirable generous grandparent, acts of kindness, real femininity, just a joy. Thanks.
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Les_Livres More than 1 year ago
"... This update is over the first six books about Felicity Merriman, a spunky young redhead in colonial America, in the dawn of the Revolutionary War. All six books were written by Valerie Tripp. Felicity lives in Virginia with her mother, father, and her little brother and sister. Her father is a shopkeeper, and his young apprentice lives with them as well - he is older than Felicity, but they become good friends. Felicity also befriends a girl her age whose family of Loyalists comes over from England. Felicity's family are Patriots, and this difference does cause some tension between the girls at one point. ..." For full review, please visit me (Les Livres) on Blogger!