My daughter has a new best friend in the house, who has rarely left her side since meeting her Christmas Eve! Meet Saige Copeland, the American Girl 2013 Girl of the Year®!
Isn’t she just beautiful! We love her auburn hair, stunning turquoise eyes (with a ring to match), and the freckles just make her a little near and dear to my heart. My daughter is already planning to add her horse and some other accessories so Saige feels completely at home here in sunny Florida. We have been reading a bit about her in the book, Saige, and once again my daughter loves the magic of Saige “coming to life” through her story.
Saige is a spirited and imaginative young girl who loves painting and horseback riding at her grandma’s ranch in Albuquerque, New Mexico—the hot-air balloon capital of the world. When budget cuts take away art class at school and a horse she loves might be sold, Saige draws on her talents, mobilizes others, and takes action to improve the world around her.
The books Saige and Saige Paints the Sky, written by Jessie Haas, introduce readers to a nine-year-old girl who sees life as an open canvas waiting to be filled with what inspires her most—art and horses. When these creative outlets become threatened, she’s driven to action. With a little imagination, confidence, and determination, Saige brings her family and friends together to raise money for an after-school arts program. The nonfiction section in the back of the Saige books features real girls who, like Saige, overcome obstacles and use their talents to make a difference in their communities.
You can pick Saige & her book ($110.00) or the Saige starter set ($211.00) to get yourself going. The Saige doll and book set includes Saige in the dress pictured above along with the paper back book. The starter set includes everything the doll and book set includes as well as extra outfits, accessories, a hat, and helmet. Starting today, and through 2013, the Saige collection will be available through American Girl’s catalogue, at americangirl.com, and at all American Girl retail locations.
**I received doll and book at no cost to me for sole purpose of review. All opinions are my own.**