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Welcome to Felicity's World, 1774 (American Girl) Hardcover – September, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 890L (What's this?)
  • Series: American Girl
  • Hardcover: 58 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl; First Edition edition (September 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562477684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562477684
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 12.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6-This eye-catching companion book to the "Felicity" stories illustrates various aspects of daily life in 1774. The layout is simple while giving a comprehensive overview of the period. Each page is overflowing with captioned, full-color photographs of authentic tools and personal items used at the time. True anecdotes and adventures enliven the presentation. Topics include growing up, chores and schooling, ceremonies and traditions, and the War for Independence. The text is short and readable with pronunciation guides provided for the more difficult words. This attractive edition will appeal to fans of the "American Girl" series (Pleasant Co.) and also be helpful for school reports.
Krista Grosick, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Painting a broader background for the Felicity stories in the American Girls series set in Colonial Williamsburg, this oversized volume offers a largely visual social and political sampler of the 1770s. Each double-page spread introduces a topic such as the plantation village, slave laws, smallpox epidemics, and the role of women during the war. The book offers plenty of information in small, digestible chunks and an occasional over-generalization that readers may swallow whole: "In America they could worship the way they wanted to." The artwork makes the largest impact. The typical spread displays a variety of small, colorful illustrations that might include period paintings and engravings, photos of artifacts and restored sites, and various watercolor portraits of Felicity and others. No attempt has been made to indicate the source or date of period artwork; in fact, the book offers no source notes or even an index. Still, this is good, attractive browsing material for Felicity fans who want to know more about her times. Carolyn Phelan

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Visit Cathy at www.catherinegourley.com!!

I write social histories--stories about ordinary people who find themselves, usually by choice, in extraordinary circumstances. My latest book explores a grim chapter in American history--the Andersonville Civil War Prison Camp. More often, however, I write about women's history through the lens of media and popular culture. When I'm not writing nonfiction books for young adults, I am managing Letters About Literature, a reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress or watching old movies. I am the principal curriculum writer for The Story of Movies, an educaitonal outreach program of Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation. I grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, but I have lived along the Gulf Coast of Texas, Chicago, a tiny town in Western Pennsylvania on the edge of Elk Forest, Connecticut . . . well, in short, I move around a lot. Right now home is Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Great resource book.
anne neptune
The illustrations are excellent, and the information is extremely interesting!
Gina Martinez
The American Girls have been great at making American History fun for us!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I was amazed to find this title at the Texas Library Association Conference in Houston, Texas last week. The book jumped out at me when I passed the American Girls exhitbit booth. The colorful cover conveys a realistic scene from Felicity's time in U. S. History that took me back over 200 years. From the first page to the last, I was riveted to find out more details. The paintings, maps, and drawings help to tie together how colonists lived and carried out their daily chores in their families and in their communities. Cutaways and aerial scenes take the reader into the action of the time, especially those where girls and women were active in the Revolutionary War: Sybil Ludington who was a Patriot soldier and Eliza Wilkinson who refused to play her guitar for a British soldier. I give this book 5 gold stars and hope to read the other Welcome to the American Girl books soon.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Vitek on September 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is not just for young girls. I have bought this and the other Welcome to _____ World (Felicity, Kit, Kirsten, Samantha, Molly, Kaya, Josefina and Addy) for women from 5 years to 85 years. All have been engrossed and enchanted. Best American history teaching you can find! Do not hesitate to add this and the other AG Welcome books to your library.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By reader mother on November 11, 2007
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My 8 1/2 yr old 3rd grade daughter has been interested in the American Girl dolls as play dolls for several yrs, however, her interest has been enhanced now that she is an avid reader, able to speed through the easy chapter bks about the lives of each historical character. Felicity is a young girl who lives in Williamsburg, VA around American Revolutionary War time. We vacationed in Williamsburg, VA for a long wkend 10/2007 & took the 1st 5 Felicity bks, as well as this historical reference one along. This one is essentially a picture bk related to the time & life of the Felicity character, but it is very educational about 1774 American colonial life. It has both illustrations & photographs. The bks were an excellent adjunct to our vacation. My daughter loved seeing all the places that Felicity had been in the fictional adventures. The bks made her understand & appreciate the historical significance of Colonial Williamsburg. She saw numerous items in person that were pictured in the Felicity's World bk. The American Girl "World" bks about the historical time of each character are fun & educational. They are excellent as the next step after a young reader is captivated by the time period setting of whichever character she is following.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Perchard on March 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My 8 year old little girl is a huge fan of the American Girls Collection, and we are not even Americans. I read them too as I enjoy them so much and also to help me understand what she is reading. The pictures and the writing in this book are superb, I couldn't put it down and read it in one day. Having read the Felicity stories first helped a lot I think and I would encourage anyone who loves the Felicity stories to buy this book. Elise has started a huge new trend at her New Zealand school, the girls in her class now play American Girls games and choose their favourite character. Elise is a huge Felicity fan and can't wait for Christmas as I have told her she can have the Felicity and Elizabeth dolls.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steph on September 13, 2007
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I also use this book for homeschooling and it is wonderful! My dd is a 3rd grader and this is perfect for her. It has many interesting topics that it covers with lots of pictures. It talks about what school was like, how people lived and work back in 1774. It is all very facinating and it is not too much information at once. The American Girls have been great at making American History fun for us!
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We are a homeschooling family and use this book as an early American history book! The illustrations are excellent, and the information is extremely interesting! It is about growing up in Colonial America, from the beginning to the end of the Revolutionary War. It covers how the war began, the Boston Tea Party, the birth of babies, fashion, education, slavery, sickness & doctors, and finally the American Victory! It also includes famous people from this time period, such as Americans Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, and British General John Burgoyne and Lord Cornwallis. Also included are famous American women like Sybil Ludington and Phillis Wheatley, who as a black slave was educated in classical literature and began writing poetry at age 14. With full color pictures and real photography this book keeps the American Revolution interesting!
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By Fingertip Meditations on January 28, 2014
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My 7-year-old daughter loves these books. She purchased "Felicity's World" with Christmas money, and the afternoon it arrived she spent an hour and a half straight pouring over the pages. She now has two volumes of this collection of nonfiction books outlining the history of the eras in which the American Girls would have "lived," and she reads them over and over again. As a professional historian, I am impressed by the books' levels of detail and accuracy. The information is age-appropriate without becoming oversimplified.
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Lots of information on the Revolution Era of our great country, written for easy reading in a school setting. Great resource book.
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