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Meet Felicity (American Girl (Quality)) Paperback – September 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 600L (What's this?)
  • Series: American Girl (Quality)
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl; 1st edition (September 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562470043
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562470043
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Good story line and beautiful illustrations.
anne neptune
I have this book and also the Felicity doll and I really enjoy the American Girl books and found this to be my favorite out of them all.
Melissa Bollman
My 10 year old daughter absolutely loved this book.
Joe Jones

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Bollman on July 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I have this book and also the Felicity doll and I really enjoy the American Girl books and found this to be my favorite out of them all. The story shows that back in the 1700's girls had the same problems and adventures that they do today.I reccommend this book to any young girl.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 5, 2001
Format: Paperback
Felicity loves horses and hates having to sit still and straight. Then she hears that cruel old Jiggy Nye has a new horse and just about worked her to death. When she sees the horse she instantly falls in love with her and gives her the name of Penny. She decides if she doesn't do anything about Penny being beaten no one will. Will she be able to save Penny in time?
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7, 1998
Format: Turtleback
I live in Williamsburg just like Felicity and I liked the book I think that we could be good friends if she lived today. If you want to have a good time reading, read this book. Felicity has a little sister just like me. Felicity wears colonial clothes and doesn't have TV, but she works all day with her Mom and trys to learn her lessons. There are many books about other girls Molly and Samatha are also fun but they lived a long time ago in a place far from where I live. END
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I am ten years old and I just read this book. I thought that it was fun and exciting. I'd like to have a horse like Felicity's horse; Penny!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Katrina Elizabeth on July 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
I received this book when I bought my Felicity doll from American Girl.

In this book you meet Felicity Merriman who is a bright, funny girl living in the year 1774.

Felicity is quite bored with her routine; sewing, cooking, learning how to be a proper young lady, etc.
One day she sees a horse playing out in the pasture. She quickly becomes friends with it, and names it Penny. Later she finds out that the horse belongs to a cruel man named Jiggy Nye who has spent time in jail for animal cruelty.

Felicity knows the horse isn't hers, but that doesn't stop her from riding it one day. Jiggy Nye sees her, and tells her that anyone who can ride her may have her. Felicity then hatches a plan to steal the horse, which then backfires.

As this is a childrens book, everything does turn out ok in the end.

10 stars

~~Kat
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rpv TOP 100 REVIEWER on February 16, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a great book. Felicity meets a horse called Penny, whom she loves.But Penny's master, a cruel man named Jiggy Nye beats and thrashes her.Felicity goes in the middle of the night and meets Penny. But when Penny is treated the worst by Jiggy Nye, Felicity has to do something she must, although she doesn't want to.This is a thrilling, good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is the first in the American Girls Short Stories series about Felicity Merriman, a nine-year-old girl living in the America of 1774. In this book, Felicity is bored with her constrained "girl's" world, where her time is spent wearing cumbersome dresses and making small, uniform stitches. Excitement enters, when she meets the knacker's new horse. The knacker, Jiggy Nye, is a cruel man who mistreats the horse. Here Felicity learns that sometime you must work for what you love, and sometimes you must give it up.

The final chapter is a fascinating and highly informative look into life in 1774. This book lives up to the excellence that characterizes most American Girls books. My daughter and I greatly enjoyed it, and we recommend it to you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The_L on January 22, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I owned a hard copy of this book as a girl, and loved it then too. The book combines an engaging story with a nice look at what life was like in Virginia just before the American Revolution. Felicity wants to rescue a horse from being abused by an alcoholic tanner. At the end, as in all the historical American Girls books, is a "Looking Back" section that describes a lot of features of everyday life in colonial Virginia.

There have been minor changes to the dialogue since its original publication in 1991; specifically, Jiggy Nye's language is a bit less "colorful" than it once was. Other than that, this is the same book I fell in love with 20 years ago. If your children like horses or history, they will love this book!
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