The next girl of the year is coming VERY soon, so I am going to share what I know. Lissieandlily has pictures, and has granted permission to me to use them. See the blog here
First of all, Lea Clark herself!
I’m disappointed that the patterns on the dress don’t meet up, but she has medium skin, and golden hair, close to mine. Lea looks a little older then past dolls, and she starts at ten, not nine. I’m glad they are doing this, because the older girls won’t feel so left out, and can connect with her better.
Here are the book descriptions.
Book 1 – Lea Dives In: Lea is ten years old and ready to explore the whole world, just like her grandmother! But first she’ll start with a family trip to Brazil, where her big brother is studying the rainforest. Lea is really excited to see the ocean – and when she does, she realizes she’d rather take a picture of it than swim in it. Can she overcome her fear and dive in?
Then she meets a fun new friend who inspires her to embrace the thrills and beauty of Brazil. But when the fun turns to danger, she must find the courage to face adventure head on! Where will the next adventure take her?
Book 2 – Lea Leads the Way: Lea is all set for an animal-discovery adventure! She’s never been to a rainforest before, and her mind is filled with exciting thoughts about the animals she’ll get to see – and the pictures she’ll get to take deep in the jungle. During a hike with her brother through the Amazon rainforest, they discover a baby sloth that is badly injured. Lea quickly decides she must do all she can to help the little sloth survive. But as she learns more, she wonders: “Is that the right thing to do?”
Book 3 – Lea & Camilia: For spring break, Lea has invited her friend Camila to St. Louis for a stateside adventure. They find a stray kitten and make a mysterious discovery while visiting a grand but crumbling mansion. Lea is determined to uncover the secrets of her discovery, but in her search for clues she forgets to be a good host to Camila. And when Lea’s best friend, Abby, becomes fast friends with Camila, Lea feels a little left out. Can she find a way to reconnect with her friends — and solve the mystery, too?
Now here’s the whole collection with prices.
Doll, Meet Accessories, Specials:
Lea Doll & Book – $120
Lea’s Brazil Accessories – $32 (Meet Accessories)
Lea’s Earrings Set – $16 (with doll ear piercing)
Lea Mini Doll – $24 (not sold by AG)
Lea’s Beach Outfit – $28
Lea’s Rainforest Hike Outfit – $34
Lea’s Tunic Outfit – $30
Lea’s Bahia Dress – $38
Lea’s Mix & Match Swimsuit – $34
Lea’s Pajamas – $24
Accessories, Furniture, & Big Ticket Item:
Lea’s Beach Accessories – $32
Lea’s Rainforest Hike Accessories – $32
Lea’s Bahia Hairstyle Set – $22
Lea’s Ocean Kayak Set – $85
Lea’s Fruit Stand – $150
Lea’s Rainforest House – $500
Lea’s Cat – $22 (named Margay)
Lea’s Sloth – $18
Lea’s Sea Turtle – $18
*Thank you to Golden Freddy who informed me that margay is actually a small wild cat predator, native to Central & South America. So that means Lea’s cat is either a house pet named after margays, or it will be a miniature plush actual margay. My guess is the latter.*
For Girls – Clothing:
Lea’s Tropical Dress for Girls – $44
Lea’s Tribal Tunic for Girls – $38
Lea’s Shorts for Girls – $24
Lea’s Pajamas for Girls – $44
Lea’s Slippers for Girls – $22
Lea’s Swimsuit for Girls – $48
Butterfly Tee for Girls – $26
Tropical Tee for Girls – $26
For Girls – Accessories:
Lea’s Messenger Bag for Girls – $38
Lea’s Compass Necklace for Girls – $50
Explorer Phone Wristlet for Girls – $24
Brazil Postcard Set for Girls – $24
Rainforest Earring Tree for Girls – $28
Beach Accessories for Girls – $28
Tropical Beach Tote for Girls – $38
Lea Dives In (Book 1) – $10
Lea Leads The Way (Book 2) – $10
Lea & Camilla (Book 3) – $10 (released in March)
Lea Three Book Set – $28 (released in March)
Movie & Soundtrack:
Lea Leads The Way DVD – $10
Lea Leads The Way DVD / Blu-Ray – $15
Lea Leads The Way Soundtrack CD – $8
So what do you think? I am disappointed that they are doing another country again, but her collections seem pretty nice, and I am planning on getting her. At first I didn’t believe in her, but now I do.
Nothing is 100% sure till released.