An American Girl Figure Skating Doll:
2008's Limited Edition American Girl doll is an ice skater named Mia St. Clair.
About American Girl Dolls:
American Girl dolls and the related American Girl books teach girls (and their parents and brothers) about American history. Each year, a limited edition doll is introduced. 2008's doll is a figure skater.
About Mia St. Clair:
Mia St. Clair is ten years old. She has red hair, green eyes, and freckles. She lives in New York State and her brothers play hockey, but she has decided to pursue her figure skating dream. A family crisis may make it difficult for Mia to compete in Regionals.
The Basic Mia Doll Doesn't Come With Figure Skates:
The basic Mia doll comes with a paperback book. The doll wears a zip-top turtleneck sweater. a skating skirt, underwear, light pink tights, and sneakers with pink laces. In order to obtain a doll that includes skates, it is necessary to buy Mia's Starter Collection or to purchase Mia's accessories.
Mia's Starter Collection:
Mia's Starter Collection includes:
- A turtleneck sweater
- A skating skirt
- A 2-in-1 skating outfit
- Denim mini shirt
- Leg Warmers
- A hockey jersey, hockey stick, and puck
- A practice skating outfit
- White figure skates
- Blue skate guards
- A skate bag
- A music player that really works with pretend headphones
- Two paperback books
Real Girls Can Buy a Matching Skating Outfit:
Real-life girls can purchase an exact duplicate of Mia's skating outfit. A sweater, skirt, and pink tights are available. The sweater comes in girl's sizes extra-small through extra-large and the skirt comes in girl's sizes 6 through 16. The tights come in girl's sizes small, medium, large, and extra-large.
Only Available in 2008:
Like all American Girl Limited Edition dolls, Mia is only available for purchase for one year; Mia is only available in 2008.
About the Books:
Mia has played ice hockey with her three older brothers. She is quite a good hockey player, in fact. She feels as if she is skating in her brothers' shadows, so she decides to pursue figure skating. In the first book, she begins training with a new coach. In the second book, she trains for Regionals, but a family crisis may prevent her from competing. Mia learns lessons in both books about hard work and good sportsmanship.
Author of Mia Books:
The author of the Mia books is Laurence Yep of Pacific Grove, California. He is considered one of children's literature's most respected authors.