First of all THESE ARE NOT MY PHOTOS! Someone who already has the new American Girl of the Year (GOTY 2013) Saige has posted her for sale on eBay. (Note to American Girl’s PR people, you might want to pick your “mommy blogger” reviewers a little better in the future – it is evident that some of them don’t really value your product or their relationship with you.)

American Girl GOTY 2013 Saige Copeland

I did, however, take the photos from the eBay listing and created a small collage from them so you could get a better look at Saige and her book while we are waiting for even more photos of Saige and her collection to surface.

It definitely looks like Saige’s hair comes in a loose braid and may have some wave to it when it is down. I do like her meet dress – it is very simple, but cute. The boots are my favorite part.

From the bottom photo it shows her name is Saige Copeland and her best friend’s name is Tessa. She wants to ride Mimi’s horse Picasso in a parade, too. 

There are two names that may or may not be discrepancies:

  • On the back of this book Saige’s best friend is called Tessa. In the descriptions we found earlier this year, her name seems to be Gabi (unless Gabi is a second friend)
  • Also, the back of book talks about Mimi’s horse and the horse being named Picasso, where as the horse mentioned in early book descriptions is Georgia.
Below are links to the descriptions we have put together from Amazon, Library of Congress and Georgetown Publications:
  • Meet Saige – American Girl of the Year 2013 – Book 1 by Jessie Haas and illustratorSarah Davis – Upset that her New Mexico school can only afford music and art teachers in alternate years, fourth-grader Saige works with her grandmother, Mimi, to plan a fundraiser but when Mimi has an accident, Saige relies on new friend Gabi to help. (LOC linkAnd a more complete summary: Life is changing for our 2013 Girl of the Year. Her grandma is still recovering from the accident, and she misses the time they spent together. She takes comfort in riding Georgia, her grandma’s youngest horse. She knows her grandma needs cheering up, so our Girl of the Year comes up with a plan to restore their special art afternoons. Inspired by her grandma, she organizes a “Day of Beige” at her school to show how boring the world would be without creativity and color. Things are finally starting to get better, and then grandma tells her of plans to sell Georgia. Can our Girl of the Year find a way to keep the horse she loves – and help save the arts at her school?
So what do you think? Any guesses as to what will be in her collection – other than the obvious horse?