It is a big day for American Girl doll fans, friends and followers (and yes, my daughter has been bitten by the bug). On September 4, a new historical character was released: a doll that goes by the name of Caroline Abbott. She is lovely blonde lass that, just to warn you, may just end up on your daughter’s Christmas list. What’s Caroline’s story?
Caroline’s character lived during the time of the War of 1812 (a war that lasted from June 18, 1812 until February 18, 1815) and she resides in Sackets Harbor, New York. Her father is a shipbuilder and she has sailing in her blood. She may look all girly and sweet, but her heart belongs to sea and she is full of courage and strength. Caroline is all about the ocean and dreams of having her own ship some day.
In the first book, Caroline’s father is captured and she must “use her mind and heart to guide her decisions,” when not only helping to keep the family business afloat but in trying to rescue her dad. Caroline may look just like a pretty young thing, but her character is riding a big storm, one that she steers through with grace and maturity. The War of 1812 is one that I, admittedly, don’t know much about. But the girls who get this particular historical doll will definitely have a advantage when this is covered in their American history classes.
Like all the other American Girl Dolls, Caroline has a whole line of goodies to go with her story, from her black cat Inkspot to New England inspired furniture, to her a accurately designed skiff that come with doll-sized oars.
You can check out Caroline Abbott and all her historical gear right here.