Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Beforever Mysteries, WellieWishers Books, & Felicity Return?

*Update 8/27/2016: Thank you to @apeekintothepantry on Instagram for confirming that Valerie Tripp said Felicity was 100% coming back at her book signing in New Paltz, New York earlier this year!*

Scoop Fairy Jenny on AGC found some fantastic news yesterday and kindly gave us permission to share it! It seems like there are even more new books to look forward to early next year! There are 3 new Beforever Mysteries (for Melody, Maryellen, and Julie), 3 new WellieWishers stories, and possibly the most unexpected of all, a potential reprinting of the currently archived Felicity's books in the new Beforever 2 book + Journey book format! I've added all of these books to the Master List of Leaked AG Releases! ^_^

I'm always stoked for new books, and I love 3 completely new mysteries are coming out. I'm wondering if Felicity will come out of the archive briefly and a part of me would be thrilled to bits if that happened, as long as she doesn't overstay her time (a little like how I feel Samantha is now). XD

Link to Master List of Leaked AG Releases: http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/p/leaked-ag-releases.html


New Beforever Mysteries:
Title: The Lady's Slipper - A Melody Mystery
Author: Emma Carlson Berne
Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova
Price: $9.99 USD
Publish Date: Feb. 9th, 2017
Summary: Melody is impressed by her sophisticated new friend, Leah Roth, but she wishes her cousin Val would stop being so standoffish to Leah! Melody meets Leah's grandfather, Dr. Roth, a botanist who escaped the Nazis and brought a rare and valuable Lady's Slipper orchid with him to America. When Melody's own grandfather becomes a suspect in a burglary, Melody turns to Val and Leah for help. Yet Leah seems to be hiding something?something to do with her grandfather?that could hurt all of them. Can Melody catch the orchid thief before it's too late?

Title: The Runaway - A Maryellen Mystery
Author: Alison Hart
Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova
Price: $9.99 USD
Publish Date: Feb. 9th, 2017
Summary: Scooter, Maryellen's pudgy pet dachshund, may be lazy, but he's one of the family, and Maryellen loves him dearly. And he never misses a meal! So when Scooter doesn't show up at dinnertime, she's worried. Maryellen launches a search--and discovers some strange goings-on in her neighborhood. With the help of her friends and family, the search for Scooter takes Maryellen from the streets of Daytona Beach to the rocket launchpad at Cape Canaveral!

Title: Message in a Bottle - A Julie Mystery
Author: Kathryn Reiss
Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova
Price: $9.99 USD
Publish Date: Feb. 9th, 2017
Summary: When Julie visits Gold Moon Ranch, a farming commune in California's gold rush country, the back-to-the-land lifestyle seems idyllic at first. But peculiar problems keep cropping up?almost as if someone was trying to shut down the commune! Then, on a secret trip to an abandoned gold mine, Julie stumbles on a mysterious message that hints at long-lost treasure. Julie is desperate to find it?before danger closes in on Gold Moon Ranch.

New WellieWishers Books:
Title: Camille's Mermaid Tale
Author: Valerie Tripp
Illustrator: Thu Thai
Price: $5.99 USD
Publish Date: Feb. 9th, 2017
Summary: Camille loves the ocean -- the warm sand, the pretty shells, and the sparkling waves that tickle her toes. Sometimes she even imagines that she's a mermaid with whales and dolphins for friends! When the other WellieWishers see how much Camille misses her summers by the sea, they want to help -- but how can four girls turn a garden into an ocean?

Title: The Mystery of Mr. E
Author: Valerie Tripp
Illustrator: Thu Thai
Price: $5.99 USD
Publish Date: Apr. 27th, 2017
Summary: There's a new friend in the garden -- a big, shaggy dog with the mysterious name of Mr. E! The dog loves to play, so when he suddenly disappears, the WellieWishers are worried. They search high and low and find paw prints, but no dog. What has happened to Mr. E? The WellieWishers are about to get the surprise of their lives!

Title: The Rainstorm Brainstorm
Author: Valerie Tripp
Illustrator: Thu Thai
Price: $5.99 USD
Publish Date: Apr. 27th, 2017
Summary: It's Aunt Miranda's birthday! The WellieWishers want to give her something special, but they can't agree on what it should be. Then Kendall discovers the Tomorrow Pile. What looks like a bunch of old, dirty, broken things to the other girls looks like cool fun stuff with lots of potential to Kendall! Can the girls work together to create something wonderful for Aunt Miranda?

Possible Beforever Reprint of Felicity's Story:
Title: A Stand for Independence (not sure if book 1 or book 2)
Author: Valerie Tripp
Price: $9.99 USD
Publish Date: Feb. 9th, 2017

Title: Love and Loyalty (not sure if book 1 or book 2)
Author: Valerie Tripp
Price: $9.99 USD
Publish Date: Feb. 9th, 2017

Title: Gunpowder and Tea Cakes (Possible Journey Book since the author is not Valerie Tripp)
Author: Kathleen Ernst
Price: $9.99 USD
Publish Date: Feb. 9th, 2017

Title: Beforever 2017 3 Book Set
Author: Valerie Tripp & Kathleen Ernst
Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova
Price: $29.95 USD
Publish Date: Feb. 9th, 2017


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49 comments:

  1. what about nanea the new beforeever doll 2017?

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    1. We haven't really received much information about her so I don't really know.

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    2. My theory is she is either A. GOTY B. Contemporary character or C. Future Beforever or GOTY character

      remember AG takes 3 years to come up with a GOTY and Beforever character. Another thing is they trademark names and sometimes wont use them.

      - AGforAll

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  2. She's probably going to be for 2018. I really hope Felicity comes back!!!

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    1. I would like that. A new historical every year can be a little overwhelming. It's more doable if they alternate bringing out an archived doll one year and a new character another year.

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  3. I wouldn't mind having Felicity back, at least for a bit. I love that time period, but I don't care for the way she goes behind her parents back to ride Penny.

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    1. I actually liked that part of her personality because it seems the most "authentic" to me. There's no such thing as a perfect child/person but it really warmed my heart to her to see her trying to do her best to save something she believed important, and then to have the courage to tell her parents.

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  4. FELICITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *crazy squealing*
    I cannot even explain how happy I am!!! I have been wanting Felicity to come back for FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Don't get too excited yet! We only know the books will be reprinted in the new format. Still no clue if the doll herself will come back though I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  5. A return of Felicity would be fun! We'll have to see...

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    1. Yes! I'd love to have some more items for her collection!

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  6. OMG! I would literally cry of happiness if Felicity came back I love her so much, I found her stories very exciting and fun.

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    1. Me too! I loved reading her stories when I was little!

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  7. Felicity is the doll who got me started on AG, her book was the first one I ever read. If she came back......I would scream.....then run to the AG store. (Which is an four hours drive away) XD

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    1. I'm the same way! Only for me it was Felicity's books that started me on AG and eventually the dolls (of course she was my first). :D If came back I would join you in screaming!

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    2. Yes! I loved the books then discovered the dolls! :D

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  8. I'd love to see Lissie come back. I've had the hardest time finding clothes for my Lissie, and reprints of her series would be nice. I'm looking forward to the new BeForever mysteries, too. The 20th Century is my main interest historically, so all three of these sound intriguing. :)

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    1. I love that the mysteries flesh out these characters a little bit more so I'm looking forward to them a lot!

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    2. It would be great simply for your blog for her to come back lol!!!!

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  9. The Felicity books are now in the "colonial" and "horse" categories on Amazon. I don't think there's any question at all now whom they belong to.

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  10. I wish Kirsten would come back! She hits close to home for me because my relatives traveled to America and went west.
    -Pola

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    1. It's possible! I missed out on Kirsten completely.

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  11. I wish Molly,Kirsten,Marie-Grace,Cecile and Caroline would come back.
    Marion

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    1. Cecile and Marie-Grace will most likely never come back because all the 'friend' dolls have been retired. If those two were to come back, people would beg for Ivy and Ruthie and for dolls like Melody and Maryellen to have friends. It's simpler to have single dolls.

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    2. I'd love to see Kirsten come back! I got her as my first American girl and spent YEARS trying to gain her whole collection, I have it now and I'm happy! If they brought her back I'd be so pleased but un-pleased because they'd butcher my childhood, her stories, her collection and Kirsten herself
      -Rarity

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  12. It is too bad they retired so many dolls. Kirsten and Molly are two of the original dolls. I still do not understand why they retired any of the dolls.
    Marilyn

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    1. They retire dolls that been around for awhile to make room for new dolls.

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    2. It would be nice if AG rotated the dolls. As Lauren mentioned, they just don't have the room to keep all the dolls in stock constantly.

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    3. Because Kirsten didn't sell. She was popular when she came out, but was a shelf warmer after that. I ordered something for a friend who had her, about a year before they archived her, and her item came in a burgundy PC box! So if that tells you how her stock did....

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  13. I hope Felicity comes back next fall! Some of the first AG books I read were hers.

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    1. I would be so excited! Her books were my favorite as a child.

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  14. I will welcome Felicity back, but I'd rather see Kirsten return first since she's been away longer. Anyhow I hope AG will make Felicity's new meet dress available on its own for those of us who already have the doll... I'm just not looking forward to Nanea because Molly was 1940s, & I think one reason Cecile & Marie-Grace didn't sell well was because they shared the 1850s with Kirsten... Oh did someone say new mystery books? I love those! I haven't missed a single one. :D

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    1. I hope they would make the meet dress available if Felicity were to return. :D I don't see myself buying a new doll but I do want the outfits.

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  15. I really hope Felicity returns from the archives! I wonder what goty 2017's story will be!

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  16. Yay for Felicity coming back! She is my absolute favorite!

    Somebody told me that one of the designers of doll clothes at AG has a Pinterest and has been pinning 18c children's ideas. . . I wonder if anyone has that link? I'd love to follow along with the research aspect of it!

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    1. Whoa that's cool I'll have to search around

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    2. Mine too! ^_^ No surprise there! I haven't heard about this Pinterest but I'd love to see it as well.

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  17. I was looking at the new books on amazon and I noticed there is going to be an AG ultimate guide and a DK sticker book.......?

    I really hope they bring back felicity as I always felt the original pleasant company dolls are the best. I just hope they don't change her too much if she is released, as I feel Samantha kind of barged in with a trail of pink...and now she gets 2 full double pages in the catalogue whilst Josephina isn't even there and kaya and addy have to share a double page. Maybe in 10 years they'll have got round to rereleasing Kirsten, Molly and Cécile and Mariegrace... Well, i'll have to keep hanging on 'till then.....:) someday.........

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    1. If they re-released her, do you think she would have lined eyebrows? I hope she would:/

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    2. Cecile and Marie-Grace will never be re-released because 'friend dolls' no longer exist.

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    3. awwww... You didn't have to remind me :) I loved those 2 :(

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    4. So did I...Two of my all-time favorites!!

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    5. Yes, those books are available right now I believe. :) I'm pretty saturated on Samantha's items so I'd love to see the return of a different doll.

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  18. I actually went to a book signing last October for Valerie Tripp in Nashville, and I actually asked her if she was working on any new AG books. She said she was writing a few and she was having a meeting with American Girl soon. She said one of her characters could return in the next two years, but couldn't give much more information. Obviously the books she was writing were Wellie Wisher books and she has since had this "meeting" with AG and was able yo say earlier this year that its Felicity who is coming back, and AG probably had to talk about the repackaging of Felicity"s books and get input from her.

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    1. Woah!!! That is so cool! I am definitely convinced that Felicity is coming back!

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    2. Thank you for sharing! It's so exciting that Felicity might come back, and at the very least she will get repackaged books! ^_^

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