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Maplelea Dolls would make a great gift for any young girl. Maplelea Dolls are similar to the American Girl Dolls, but the Canadian  J’adore la musique! - Girlsversion. The 46-centimetre Maplelea girls were introduced quietly in late 2003 by Newmarket, Ont. toy and gift-ware company Avonlea Traditions.

Company president Kathryn Gallagher Morton designed the Maplelea Girls because she believed Canadian girls needed new role models of their own.

Canada’s Maplelea Girls dolls are dolls that go beyond play and become an important part of your child’s life by inspiring national pride while learning the wonders of their country. Bringing one into your home will provide your child with a friend for life.

Maplelea Dolls were created to provide an age-appropriate alternative to diva dolls that are mask marketed encouraging young girls only to focus on body image. Maplelea Girls, encourage creative play, promote a healthy lifestyle and good self-esteem for our youth as well as a knowledge and pride of the country we live in.

Meet huggable and lovable 10-year-olds who hail from across the country. There are six Maplelea Dolls, Taryn from Banff who is an outdoor enthusiast and environmentalist, Brianne from Manitoba, a small town farm girl with big dreams,  Alexi from Toronto, a big city girl with ambitions of becoming an inventor,  Leonie from Quebec City who loves birds and is passionate about hockey and finally  Jenna from Lunenburg, NS, who loves the Ocean, sports, and having fun and Saila  from Iqaluit – the capital of the Nunavat Territory in the northern part of Canada. Saila  likes to go jigging – a form of fishing through the ice.. Each doll stands 46 cm (about 18″) tall and has a soft body with arms and legs that can be posed. Their eyes open and close and their hair is a delight to comb and style.

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All of the Maplelea Girls arrive with a distinctive 64-page journal illustrated with doodles, photos and writings done by the doll character to tell about her life and the part of Canada she calls home. There is also room for your daughter to add similar information about herself.

Once your daughter has an 18″ doll of her own you’ll find that some of the most fun she’ll have is dressing her new friend in beautiful clothes. You may even want to go the extra mile and get your daughter a matching outfit.

A range of clothing and accessories that reflect each Maplelea Girl’s interests and personal fashion style are available for additional purchase, along with furniture and accessories.

 

I recently had the privilege of receiving one of these dolls for review. Jenna and journal arrived in a beautiful, sturdy decorative storage box that you can use to hold all Jenna’s accessories.  It’s refreshing these days to actually get a toy that’s well made.

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My friend’s daughter is 7 and she loves her new doll. I can’t get over how much Jenna actually looks like my friend’s daughter.

Each girl has a distinctive personality and interests, but they are all imaginative, adventurous and, most importantly, happy with who they are at this time in their lives. This line of dolls supports the “real” messages so many of us are trying to send to our young girls.

Products and full-colour catalogs can be ordered on-line at maplelea.com

 

 

 

Maplelea Girls Doll Giveaway

How would your daughter like to win a Maplelea Girl of her very own?   Visit the Maplelea Girl website at www.maplelea.com to learn something about the dolls and their personalities, and leave a comment telling me what you learnt. Also share with us in your own words your opinion of the dolls.

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    • The contest runs from June 18 –July 2nd, 2012 11:59pm EST. It is open to residents Canada-contestants must be over 18 years of age

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Rose DesRochers is a Blogger, Writer, product reviewer and Founder of Today's Woman. Please feel free to contact me if you are a company with a product for me to review.

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  23. I learn that some of the foods that Saila loves are pizza and country foods. Overall, I think the dolls are great. If there are more accessories and outfit choices to choose from, it will be even better.

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  42. I learnt that through the characters they present, girls come to learn that although Canadian girls are all unique individuals, they share certain values, aspirations and a belief in themselves and their country. The characters are meant to be both an inspiration to, and a reflection of, Canadian girls from coast to coast to coast. I think that is awesome,and theese are great for little girls,,love it!

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  49. they are dolls that reflect what Canada is, although I think it would also benefit to add dolls from other countries who choose to make Canada their new home
    I liked the brianne doll myself and the french doll looked like my daughters friend who is french!!

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  54. Oh I am going crazy!!! I have never seen these for Canada only knew of American dolls, I am so excited I love the Léonie Doll, Outfit, Journal and Storage Box!!
    I learned that Avonlea Traditions is a Canadian owned and operated company founded in 1988. Avonlea began developing products based on Canada’s ever-popular storybook character, Anne of Green Gables:)

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  63. I learned that the dolls come with a Keepsake Journal, I love the these dolls, they are super cute and I love how they have their own personalities
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  67. I learned through the journal that comes with the doll, you will learn not only about the Maplelea Girl, but also about our country’s geography and heritage.

    I love that the dolls can grow with the child and teaches them as well! The Jenna doll reminds me of my niece and I would love to give it to her!

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