Online Newsletter #3
Want a look ahead
to what's in store from American Girl this fall? You can find it here, in The Society of American
Girl Collectors online newsletter!
Clues About Kaya!
, there's a Summer Reading Celebration section on the page.
If you go to that section, AG advertises a book with a CD that people will receive for web orders
of $100 or more. On the front of the book is a picture of Kaya! Take a look with this scan
that I made from a catalog. The section of the Reading Celebration
webpage that has excerpts from American Girl books also includes a clue about the new American
Girl, with a new clue each week.
Clue 1: She lives in her village with her mother, father,
two sisters, troublesome twin brothers, and her grandparents.
Clue 2: She can't resist an
adventure and isn't afraid to try new things.
Clue 3: From an early age, she learns that
what one person does affects the safety and well-being of everyone.
Keep checking back with
American Girl for more clues!
New (but puzzling) Kaya Book Information
Society member Sarah finds more on Kaya books at isbn.nu
This time she finds info for two books called Kaya and Lone Dog
and Kaya shows the
. Another Society member who works at a book store, Meg, finds Kaya's Escape
. I would have guessed these four would all be Kaya short stories, but Meg says
they are listed for hardcover and paperback. Stranger yet, Kaya's Hero
could not be found on isbn.nu, the ISBN numbers Meg gives for those books turn up as
Kaya Learns a Lesson
and Kaya's Surprise
, and finally, Kaya Shows the Way
given an unusual list price of $11.95. The release date is given as August 1st, 2002, so hopefully
these mysteries will be solved soon! Check out isbn.nu for more information. Thanks Sarah and
Get a FREE American Girl Book!
Yes, that is
right, a FREE American Girl book! As part of the Summer Reading Celebration at americangirl.com
, you can take a personality
quiz to find out which American Girl you are most like, and at the end of the quiz, you can print
out a coupon for a free American Girl book of your choice from Borders Bookstore. Head over to the
American Girl Store and check it out! Promotion ends June 9.
Update on the Letter Writing Campaign
couple of our members have written to Pleasant Company so far. Pleasant Company's replies state
that the discontinued items were retired because there is a trend towards owning more dolls and
fewer accesories for each, so accessories are not as popular. I think we need to prove them wrong,
so send out those letters! One of our members, Melissa, let me know of an online site called planetfeedback.com
where people could write to
Pleasant Company and even post their letters as "public letters" so that other people could read
them and find out about this issue. I think it would be a good way to get people interested in our
campaign, so for those of you planning to write to Pleasant Company, this would be good way to do
New Membership Directory
Since membership in the
Society is happily increasing and the main page is getting crowded, the names, emails, and other
info on our members have been made into a convenient directory
by state. Hopefully this will be an easier way to look up members, especially as the Society
expands. Let's keep the Society growing!
Do you have a tidbit you think might belong in our newsletter?