Meet Caroline, an American Girl

American Girl's newest historical doll is almost here!  You already know her name -- Caroline Abbott -- and her year - 1812.  Here's a chance to get to know even more about her:

This September -- 200 years after America secured its standing as a truly independent nation -- American Girl's newest historical character, Caroline Abbott, shows girls today how to stay steady and believe in themselves during difficult times.  Caroline, an independent and adventurous nine-year-old girl whose story is set near Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, learns to face her most challenging moments using her heart as her compass.  Going above and beyond to help those around her, Caroline gives of herself without expecting anything in return -- becoming the kind of real everyday hero that any girl can be.

More about Caroline:

Where she lives:  Right by Lake Ontario in the bustling village of Sackets Harbor, New York

She loves: Spending time on the lake -- whether sailing with her father or ice skating with friends

Her biggest dream:  Being captain of her very own ship some day

In her day:  During the War of 1812, America was fighting the British -- right in Caroline's hometown

The Caroline doll is 18” tall with light aquamarine eyes and long blond hair. She arrives wearing an empire-waist dress trimmed with ruffles and a woven floral sash, lacy pantalettes, ribbed-knit stockings, pink shoes, with a Meet Caroline paperback book written by Kathleen Ernst. Her accessories include a faux-straw bonnet adorned with fabric flowers, a drawstring purse, and a little top that really spins.

Caroline will launch with six historical books, all written by author and social historian Kathleen Ernst.  Here are the titles:

Meet Caroline
Caroline's Secret Message
A Surprise for Caroline
Caroline Takes a Chance
Caroline's Battle
Changes for Caroline

Some of Caroline's accessories include:

Caroline's skiff

Caroline's parlor

Caroline debuts at the American Girl store on September 4, 2012.  I can't wait!

Disclosure:  I received a media kit and sample book courtesy of American Girl.  Information is provided by American Girl and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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