Online Newsletter #36November 2006 - January 2007
Girl of the Year 2007: Nicki Fleming
The Girl of the Year 2007, Nicki Fleming, is here! Nicki grew up on a Colorado ranch and
has a horse named Jackson. In her book, she must decide whether she can manage to train
a service dog named Sprocket. The Nicki doll comes with a white bodysuit and blue skirt,
cowboy boots, and the book Nicki
. The rest of her collection includes: a ranch
outfit with chaps and a duffel bag; a straw hat; Jackson the horse; Jackson's tack box,
which comes with a brush, ankle wraps, a bag of carrots, saddlebags, and a western-style saddle;
Sprocket the pup, who comes with a service-dog vest, a training log, scoop sacks, and a box of
pretend treats; a pink tie-top shirt with shorts and sandals; and a hot pink and white gala
outfit. Head on over to American Girl's
What's New page
for pictures and prices!
New Items for Emily and Molly
Molly and Emily have new outfits and accessories for their PTA recital from the book
! Molly's recital outfit is a peach-colored satin dress with a pleated skirt
and cream-colored shiny shoes. Her percussion set includes a triangle, tambourine, and cymbals.
Emily's outfit includes a mint green dress, white T-strap shoes, and barrettes. Her Flutophone
accessories include a Flutophone and box, a music stand, and a music book. Head over to AG's online shop
for pictures and prices!
New Just Like You Items
The Just Like You line got several adorable new additions also! First up is the Sweetheart skirt
set which includes a white sleeveless lacy top, a light pink skirt with flowers embroidered on
it, light pink espadrilles, heart shaped hair clips, a neck scarf, a hot pink woven purse, and
the Mini Mystery book Sweet Smarts
. Possibly due to the popularity of the first baking
outfit and accessories (now sold out) for the Just Like You dolls, AG also introduced two really
sweet (pun intended :o) bakery sets. The Sweet Treats Bakery Case includes a wooden bakery case
with a faux-marble top, a round pan of frosted cinnamon rolls, a tray of doughnuts, a tray of heart-shaped
sugar cookies decorated with red and white frosting, brownies, cupcakes with heart-shaped
sprinkles a printed linen set for the top of the table, a covered cake stand with
a fancy doily and a pretend layer cake, and a pastry box. The Sweet Treats accessories include
an embroidered apron and kerchief, a flour sack, a sifter, a mixing bowl,
vanilla extract, a wooden spoon, a rolling pin, a heart-shaped cookie cutter that
works with real cookie dough, a quilted hot pad, an oven mitt, and pink sprinkles.
Historical Mystery Book Covers
The cover art for the upcoming historical character mystery stories (Shadows on Society Hill: An
Addy Mystery, Midnight in Lonesome Hollow: A Kit Mystery, The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery,
and Minute Mysteries 2
) are now up on sites such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com for anyone
wanting to take a sneak peek! You can also pre-order the books.
Atlanta AG Boutique
Exciting news for those near Atlanta: AG will be opening up a Boutique store
(an AG store that is smaller than
an AG Place) in North Point Mall in Alpharetta, Georgia (northern suburb of Atlanta).
Other rumors about AG Boutique(s) include: possible locations
in Houston, Dallas, or Seattle; that the store(s) will be opening in Fall 2007; and that the boutique may include a
bistro in addition to the store. Thanks to members at the American Girl Fans Message Board
for these tidbits!
Kit Movie Rumors
It sounds like the planned Kit movie, which was to come out in theaters, will probably be delayed
by AG until at least 2008, and will probably not be in theaters either. Other rumors have it
that the movie is cancelled. I will be keeping tabs on any developments...
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.
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