Amazon.com offers free shipping for orders over $35 on many American Girl dolls, such as Grace, Isabelle and Caroline, as of October 2015. Amazon.com also offers accessories for the American Girl line, such as clothes, furniture and play sets, with many of them also qualifying for free shipping.
American Girl is a line of 18-inch dolls depicting 8- to 11-year-old girls of various ethnic backgrounds. Each girl has a corresponding book about her life, told from her viewpoint. The first stories took place in different periods of American history, but they now include contemporary stories.
Pleasant Company, founded by Pleasant Rowland, began the American Girl line in 1986. The Pleasant Company became a subsidiary of Mattel in 1998.