Thank you to Lissy and Lilly and Miss Midoria for giving me permission to share this list of Lea’s story details!
– Lea is from St. Louis, MO
– Loves photography
– Owns a turtle named Ginger
– Her nickname is “Cricket”
– Her father is a history professor at Washington University and her mother is an architect
– It’s January at the beginning of the story and school is in session. Lea has been pulled out of school for the trip.
– Brother Zac is in college and studying the Brazilian rainforest for the year
– Zac is pale skinned normally and his eyes are blue
– Lea calls her Grandmother “Ama”
– Ama’s full name was Amanda Cooper
– Her grandmother passed away before the story begins.
– Her grandmother gives Lea a compass pendent the same night she passes away.
– Her grandmother traveled all over the world and kept journals. Mrs. Clark gave Lea the journals before she heads out to Brazil.
– Lea inherited her hazel eyes from Ama
– Zac and Lea are 1/8 Brazilian (Ama’s father was from Brazil). The book specifically says 1/8.
– Her mother and brother are also described as having sandy brown hair
– Lisa Yee gives a shout out to Kauai by having Lea read a journal entry where Ama is vacationing there.
– Leah is afraid of large bodies of water due to a near drowning incident in a lake when she was six years old.
– The Clark family visits the Bahia area of Brazil and they note that it has a heavy African influence.
– The women she speaks with are referred to as “Afro Brazilian”.
– Lea is having a hard time connecting to Zac because his experiences have changed him.
All credit goes to Lissy and Lilly. Thank you for letting me share this!
Lea is rumored to be $120 (Whew!). But, she is also rumored to be $180 if you buy a special package with the doll, accessories, and exclusive outfit!
What do you think of Lea? Do these details make you want her more?
– American Girl Doll Artist