Ruthie: 1932

Ruthie Smithens, Kit Kittredge's best friend, is a big part of Kit's six-book historical series. Ruthie loves fairy tales and happy endings. She'd also love to help Kit, whose family is struggling through the Great Depression. When Ruthie learns the Kittredges are having trouble paying the mortgage on their house, she decides to find a way to reach Kit's Aunt Millie in hopes of creating a real-life happy ending.


The story of Ruthie, Kit’s best friend, comes alive when she arives. Like Kit, Ruthie opens up a whole world of play with authentic styles from the 1930's:
A floral dress with puffed sleeves
White cotton bloomers
Light blue patterned socks and black shoes
A pretty purple hairbow
Plus, Ruthie has wavy, dark brown hair and gray eyes
Ruthie’s 18-inch doll body is soft cloth; her head and limbs are smooth vinyl. She’s poseable for hundreds of playtimes and can be treasured for years to come. Her Really Truly Ruthie book enhances playtime with her story of growing up during America’s Great Depression. It offers lessons that still touch girls today.

$90 Item# F8840 Doll and Paperback Book
$95 Item# F8842 Doll and Hardcover Book

Released 2008

Ruthie’s Accessories
Item# F6579

Ruthie’s favorite things include:
A black purse with a front pocket and silver clasp
A pretty hankie printed with flowers
Two rose-shaped barrettes to style her hair
A pretend watch with hands that “move” — a special gift from her father

Ruthie’s Play Outfit
Item# F7880

Ruthie saves this comfortable outfit just for playing outdoors:
A periwinkle top with tan accents at the neckline and cuffs
Tan twill knickers with a belt at the waist
Patterned knee socks and two-tone oxford shoes
A matching felted hat trimmed with ribbon and flowers

Ruthie’s Satin Pajamas
Item# F6621

Ruthie loves wearing her fancy pink satin PJ’s at bedtime. They feature a top with pearly buttons, a monogrammed “R” on the chest pocket, a polka-dot sash, and matching polka-dot pants that pair sweetly with fur-trimmed slippers.

Ruthie's Holiday Dress
Item# F6615 $28

Ruthie's father still has his job, so her family can afford to buy her a new dress for the holidays. Get her ready for a fancy party in this outfit that features: A dark green dress with a smocked drop waist, a lace-trimmed collar with rose embroidery, and a black velvet center bow. A pair of white tights. A black velvet ribbon headband with a red flower and bow to sweep back Ruthie's wavy hair.