Leonie – Maplelea, Canadian Girl doll

It took me about 4 years to finally decide to get this doll. I was very curious about yet another “Girl” from a particular country (like American Girl, Australian Girl, etc.). This is a Canadian Girl. And I am really glad I finally took the plunge for she is truly gorgeous! The brand is called Maplelea.

There are quite a lot of dolls in this line and they have different molds as well. Firstly, there are 6 girls with names and their own stories: Alexi, Brianne, Jenna, Leonie, Saila and Taryn. And then, there are also 12 Maplelea Friends – that is, dolls with a few different molds and different combinations of eyes and hair. They don’t have names. I had hard time trying to choose only one. In the end, my choice narrowed down to just two dolls – Leonie and Saila. And I chose Leonie.

The box in which the doll arrived is the best doll box I have ever seen. It is very sturdy and immediately gives an impression of a very high quality! I will treasure the box as much as the doll in it!

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Gorgeous Leonie is securely attached in the box. And I just love her smile! She is so sweet.

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The doll comes with a diary. In the beginning it is a diary of Leonie herself. All in French which I don’t speak, but my daughter is learning it at school so I have given the diary to her to practice her French.

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Some part of the diary is blank so girls can fill it in themselves. By the way, every pair of shoes that I’ve ordered also came with a page with some extra interesting facts about Canada – both in French and in English. They are designed to be put into this diary – what a clever idea!

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And here is Leonie! She has honey brown hair and hazel eyes. Her eyes can close. Her height is 18 inches, though she looks taller than American Girl dolls.

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Isn’t she just gorgeous!!

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Leonie has most gorgeous hair. It is a wig and it is long, thick and silky.

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Her red boots are amazing! I would wear them myself if I could!

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Canadian Girls have a body similar to that of American Girl dolls. But Leonie’s legs are longer and slimmer. And American Girl shoes do not fit Canadian Girls.

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Leonie next to an American Girl doll.

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I have re-dressed Leonie in a dress I’ve made for American Girl dolls and it fits her really well.

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All in all, I am really glad I have finally got a Maplelea girl. It was a bit of a hassle trying to order her from the official website (unless one lives in Canada, I guess!), so I ended up ordering her from Amazon.com. The doll is gorgeous and is clearly well made. So she was well worth the effort!

10 thoughts on “Leonie – Maplelea, Canadian Girl doll

  1. Милая куколка. И, она явно выше АГ. А у тебя Гётц 18″ вообще не осталось? Интересно было бы с ними посмотреть 🙂

    1. Спасибо, Марина! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif Так у меня всего одна мягкотелая Готц была, и ту я давно уже отдала.

  2. Какая она хорошенькая, наконец-то ты её показала во всей красе!!!http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif Поздравляю с милейшей улыбашкой, Олечка!!!
    А мне ещё интересно, как она с твоими австралийскими девочками смотрится http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yes.gif

    1. Леночка, спасибо большое! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif Хорошо, я сфотаю ее с австралиечкой, но попозже. При ближайшем удобном случае. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_smile.gif

  3. What a pretty girl! I like these dolls and if it wasn’t for them having a cloth torso, I would definitely get one…..and their clothes are really nice too, those boots are, as you say, great! I look forward to seeing her here on your blog in the future 🙂
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x

    1. Thank you, Sharon! As you know, I am not a big fan of cloth bodies either, but sometimes I like the face more than I dislike the body!! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif This is clearly the case. Her face is darling! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif

  4. Очаровательное создание! Личико очень-очень красивое и располагающее.
    Производитель, смотрю, сознательно подошел к вопросу приданого))) Одна упаковка чего стоит, я уж не говорю о дневнике.

    1. Лара, спасибо! Создание и впрямь очаровательное. Очень продумано все. Детям она нравится с первого взгляда.

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