Isabelle, American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year, is studying ballet at a performing-arts school in Washington, D.C.
The Isabelle collection comes to life with a beautiful 18-inch Isabelle doll featuring long blonde hair with removable pink-tipped highlights and an array of outfits and accessories.
And to further engage girls, a movie based on Isabelle’s stories will premiere on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment in summer 2014.
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Written by Laurence Yep, the 2014 Girl of the Year books―Isabelle, Designs by Isabelle, and To the Stars, Isabelle―introduce readers to Isabelle Palmer, a talented ten-year-old girl who loves to dance and to design ballet costumes.
When she starts attending the Anna Hart School of the Arts, Isabelle has a hard time getting her proper footing—both in her transition to a new school and in the dance studio.
To complicate the situation, her older sister, Jade, is the star ballerina at the school, and a rival classmate tries to make Isabelle feel as if she doesn’t belong there.
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Isabelle struggles with self-doubt, but when she stops comparing herself to others and learns to focus on her own unique talents, she finds a special way to stand out and to use her passions to help others, too.
The nonfiction section in the back of the Isabelle books features real girls who, like Isabelle, have followed their creative interests to discover a spotlight of their own.
The Isabelle collection is available through American Girl’s catalogue, at americangirl.com, and at all American Girl retail locations. The Isabelle books can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers.
American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), the world’s leading toy company.