Make this Summer Special with An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky

American Girl has always appealed to me due to their clever blending of wholesome values, engaging stories, historical connections and overall upbeat personality of product. My daughter grew up reading American Girl books and making American Girl crafts, and now my grand daughter is nearly the age to introduce her to this lovely line.

Soon, we’ll have the chance to engage her interest with a new feature-length movie from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky.

The movie, releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 2 and airing Saturday, July 13, at 8/7C on NBC, stars Jane Seymour as the beloved Grandma Mimi and introduces Sidney Fullmer as Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding one’s voice.

Synopsis: Nine-year old Saige is excited about the new school year until she discovers that art—her favorite class—has been cut. On top of that, her best friend, Tessa, is spending more and more time with another girl. 

For support, Saige turns to her grandma Mimi (Seymour), a well-known artist and horsewoman, who encourages her to take action and inspire her community in a fund-raising effort to start an after-school art program. Heartwarming, empowering, and fun, it’s a movie for every girl who has ever dreamed big.

I’m excited to share this special television event next month with my daughter and grand-daughter.  Will you be tuning in? 

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Daisy B
    • June 13, 2013

    I can’t wait to watch this! It looks cute.

    • Pam
    • June 13, 2013

    We were huge American Girl fans at our house when my daughter was younger. I still love how they promote an interest in history and creative play.

    • Jennifer Wagner
    • June 13, 2013

    I’m sure all the girls will love this. I have only sons but I’ll make sure my niece knows about it.

    • Melissa N
    • June 13, 2013

    I can not wait to see it, I know my niece will just love it.

    • Tough Cookie Mommy
    • June 13, 2013

    This sounds like a great show for revisiting good old values and positive female role models. Thanks for sharing, I’ll be looking for it in my programming lineup.

    • Melanie
    • June 14, 2013

    Ohhh my princess Loves American Girl and this sounds like a great show. Thanks for sahring, will have to check it out.

    • Kristyn
    • June 16, 2013

    this sounds great and i cant wait to see it with my daughter!

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