Explore 30 years of American Girl® from the BeForever™ characters like Samantha and Melody, all of the Girl of the Year™ line including Lea, and the variety of the TrulyMe™ dolls.
American Girl: Ultimate Visual Guide will be a treasured addition to every American Girl fan's bookshelf, with beautiful imagery and enlightening facts and information about the complete line of American Girl dolls. Featuring a detailed timeline of the company and tons of exclusive behind-the-scenes information, this book takes readers on a wonderful journey from the start of The Pleasant Company all the way through to present day.
Did you know American Girl creator Pleasant T. Rowland first described her idea for a line of dolls on a postcard to her friend, Valerie Tripp? Or that it can take two to three years to design a new character? Find out all about your favorite characters and their lives, historical eras, outfits, pets, accessories, and more with the American Girl: Ultimate Visual Guide.
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Carrie Anton got her start with American Girl® as a Web Editor, where she created fun and engaging content to accompany online games and activities for girls. Shortly after her start with the company, she was promoted to Book Editor of the company's Advice and Activities titles. Carrie has always loved all things crafts and DIY, so it came as no surprise that she jumped right into authoring titles such as Earth Smart Crafts, Button Crafts, and The Cutest Nature Book Ever! In her on-staff role, she helped to develop more than 50 titles before venturing out to start her own writing business. She now writes from her home in Madison, Wisconsin, covering topics such as health, fitness, weddings, sports, and beverages. She continues to freelance write titles for American Girl's contemporary line of books, and her new Truly Me™ series is due to release in Spring 2015. She received her degree in English from the University of Madison.
As an American Girl® author and editor, Erin Falligant has developed books across a number of series, including Angelina Ballerina, Hopscotch Hill School, and American Girls Short Stories. While writing Innerstar University™ books, which each have more than 20 endings, she had great fun imagining the many paths each story could take. Ms. Falligant has a master's degree in child clinical psychology and coaches Girls on the Run, where she helps girls build self-confidence and create paths of their own near her home just outside of Madison, Wisconsin.
Laurie Calkhoven is the author of the Boys of Wartime fiction series and many books of nonfiction for children, including American Girl® The Family Quiz Book and Miles of Smiles. Like the characters in her Innerstar University™ book Fork in the Trail, she enjoys hiking and has hiked trails in many places around the world, including France, Holland, and the Grand Canyon. She lives in New York City.