Online Newsletter #4 June
Want new pictures and clues about upcoming American Girl items? You
can find them here, in The Society of American Girl Collectors online newsletter!
Pictures of Kaya and other Info
Society member Susan was kind enough to take some digital pictures of several Kaya pages
in the book The Best That I Can Be
from American Girl. Thanks, Meg! Click these links to
see the pictures: Pic
1 | Pic 2 | Pic 3 | Pic 4
Meg also solves the mystery of the "differently
named" Kaya books. According to The Best That I Can Be
, Kaya's books will not
named the same as the rest of the American Girls' books after all. Society Member Sarah finds that
on Barnes & Noble's Website
all 6 Kaya books (Meet
Kaya, Kaya's Escape!, Kaya's Hero, Kaya and Lone Dog, Kaya Shows the Way,
and Changes for
) will be coming out in August, with the release date on some of them saying August 15th.
Further Kaya Clues from Americangirl.com
Here are some more
clues about Kaya from the American Girl website:
Clue #4: She dreads a bad opinion of herself
more than a punishment.
Clue #5: Her nickname is Magpie-and she doesn't like it one bit! A
magpie is a selfish bird.
Clue #6: She boasts sometimes, so she carries a magpie bird feather
to remind her that she must think of others before herself.
Clue #7: She rides like the wind
on her beloved horse, Steps High.
New Historical Girl-related Books
Our sharpest detective,
Sarah, also finds four new book titles and activity items on the Barnes & Noble website
. They are:
The American Girls card game-$9.95
American Girls mini puzzles-$9.95
Kit's Friendship Fun-$10.95
I guess we will have to wait and see if there are "friendship fun" books for the
other girls in the series. See below for some pics. Thanks, Sarah!
Sarah also relates information from her
latest visit to a Hallmark store. She said that some AG items we already know about, such as story
collections and short stories, were for sale in the store. The lady in the store told her that the
new AG items will be unveiled in late August and early September. Gold Crown cardholders, however,
will get a sneak peek at the new items on Hallmark's website. Cardholders will be able to use
their card PIN numbers to access the information. So if you have a Hallmark Gold Crown card, be
sure and check out their website periodically and look for the sneak peeks. Pictures of two items
can be found on Hallmark's site.
More Felicity Discontinuations?
Some of our members have
noticed that Felicity items such as her Sweet Dreams Collection and nightgown are disappearing from
the American Girl website. Her dressing table was put on monthly special, but we can only wait to
see if this means anything. Since her items no longer appear in the catalog, there is no way to
tell if these disappearances mean discontinuation for sure, especially since most of the components
of the Sweet Dreams collection are still listed singly. However, Felicity fans should be advised
in case they want to order these items. It might be the case that Pleasant Company was less than
honest with its assurances that Felicity items would continue to be available on the
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