has a very scientific mind. Though being a girl & studying science in her time was frowned upon, her father enrolled her in the American Girl Academy so she could study more freely. She enjoys living in a small town apartment instead of a big city flat. Elsie is rather practical, so she doesn't prefer to wear so much finery. But her mother insists on sending her fashionable gowns to share with her younger sisters. She loves reading thick books & discussing ideas & politics with her friends. It took her a while to make friends, but she now has a small circle of friends that she can call for help, Violet Travilla, Rebeka Rubin, Millie Keith, Laylie Colbert & Noelle Montoya. Though some are quite a bit younger then her, she knows she can rely on them. She gets extremely annoyed when her sister Mara is on the telephone into the wee hours of the morning. She enjoys tromping through the woods near the Larson's cabin to look at plants & animals & their environment.
Mara Jadyn Dinsmore(11),
is the second Dinsmore daughter, a perfectionist, just like her mother. She was sent to the American Girl Academy with her sisters, Elsie & Erin. They live in a fine apartment with servants until their parents can come join them. Mara's close friends include Emma Merriman, Annabelle Cole & Aleisha Montoya. She enjoys calling them up on the phone & chatting 'til midnight about Ben. Of course, this makes Elsie extremely annoyed with her because she hogs the telephone all night. She is alright in school, though her brainiac sister is at least 10 times smarter than her.