Online Newsletter #31

February/March 2006

New Historical Books & Outfits

In February, American Girl released three new historical girl mystery books: Peril at King's Creek: A Felicity Mystery, Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery, and The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery. In addition, there is a fourth mystery book entitled Minute Mysteries, which contains a number of very short stories (riddles/brainteasers) involving the historical characters. Also released were outfits and accessories for Samantha, Kit, and Molly. Samantha received a teal bicycling bloomer outfit and a three-wheeled bicycle, Molly received a yellow and turquoise roller skating outfit and turquoise roller skates, and Kit received a scooter outfit (another feedsack creation) and a scooter made from a crate with a place for her dog, Grace. For pictures and prices, see the American Girl online store.

Other New Products

Other recently released AG items include a Kickin' Back outfit and Embroidered Party Dress for the Just Like You dolls. Bitty Baby has some new items, and the American Girl Library contains some new titles, including the book Tiny Treats written by SOAGC's own Julia Monroe!

Emily doll and Molly movie Confirmed!

Now we have it straight from the horse's mouth (Mattel's shareholder report, that is)--Molly's English friend Emily is going to be the new friend doll, and the next American Girl movie will be about Molly (and Emily too, presumably)! The shareholder report even contains a picture of the Emily doll to be released this fall! To see it, click here and scroll down to page 13. Thank you to the sleuths at the American Girl Fans message board for this information!

AGPLA set to open this April

Again from the shareholder report (page 16), we have information that American Girl Place Los Angeles will be opening in April 2006. How exciting for West Coast fans!

This Issue's Character Feature

In this issue, the character feature will highlight Addy, Samantha, and Molly. (Kit was not yet created when the handbook was published.) Click here to read more about your favorite characters!

Monthly Membership Stats

Please forgive me if I get several months behind on updating the directory. It comes with being a mom! :-) When you join, however, your email is automatically immediately entered onto the newsletter mailing list, so don't worry about that.

Here are the membership stats:
New members in January: 5
New members in February: 10
Total members: 418

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