Online Newsletter #38May/June 2007
Lots of Julie & Ivy News!
Julie and Ivy's books are now up at American
Girl Publishing's website
! Some new information includes the exact time period (1974-1976), the
setting of the books (San Francisco), and
Julie and Ivy's full names (Julie
Albright and Ivy Ling). Julie is definitely a blonde Caucasian and Ivy is Chinese American. There is a
page for each book in the series, each of which includes a picture and a synopsis of the book. It
appears that major themes will include: divorce (Julie's parents are divorced), changes for women
in society, Chinese New Year, America's Bicentennial, and environmentalism. You can check out Julie's books by clicking on the link above
and choosing the "online catalog" section, and then "Julie" under "Historical Characters."
Other Upcoming Titles
If you want to check out the other new titles coming from AG this fall, click on the AG Publishing
site link above and head to the "new titles" section. There will be "cooking studio" books for Felicity,
Samantha, Kit, and Molly, as well as AG trading cards, a couple games, and some more titles from the
AG library including some craft books on doll tees and paper doll fashion.
Pending Historical Retirements
Sadly, the list of historical items that are retired, retiring, or possibly retiring sometime this year
just seems to keep growing. The American Girl Fans Message Board tries to keep good tabs on those
in this thread
on the message board. This is very helpful information for historical collectors!
This Issue's Character Feature
In this issue, I am featuring tidbits about Addy, Samantha, and Molly's times from The American Girls
. (Kit was not yet released when the handbook was published.) Addy, Samantha,
and Molly have been featured before, but this is all new. Enjoy!
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.
New members in April:
New members in May:
Do you have a tidbit you think might belong in our newsletter?