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Valerie Tripp graduated with honors from the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973. She received a Masters of Education from Harvard University in 1981. From 1974 to 1980, she was a writer for the Addison-Wesley Reading Program. She then became a freelance writer for The Hampton-Brown Company and ELHI Publishers Services creating educational materials for major publishers. In 1983, Tripp and Pleasant Rowland decided to write a series of books about girls growing up all over the country during some of the most historical events of the past. Rowland envisioned the books as one of the cornerstones of a new company she had just founded called the Pleasant Co. Tripp's first assignment for Pleasant Co. was writing four of the six books about Samantha, a girl in turn-of-the-century America. Tripp then wrote about Felicity, Molly, and Josephina for the American Girls series. Her other works include the Hopscotch Hill School series. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Meet Felicity: An American Girl 2,476 copies, 22 reviews
Meet Molly: An American Girl 2,384 copies, 17 reviews
Meet Kit: An American Girl 1,856 copies, 23 reviews
Meet Josefina: An American Girl 1,832 copies, 6 reviews
Changes for Samantha: A Winter Story 1,330 copies, 4 reviews
Molly Learns a Lesson 1,312 copies, 7 reviews
Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story 1,173 copies, 12 reviews
Molly Saves the Day: A Summer Story 1,125 copies, 5 reviews
Changes for Molly: A Winter Story 1,052 copies, 5 reviews
Kit's Surprise: A Christmas Story 673 copies, 5 reviews
Very Funny, Elizabeth! 602 copies, 4 reviews
Nellie's Promise 581 copies, 6 reviews
Changes for Kit: A Winter Story 447 copies, 2 reviews
Kit Saves the Day: A Summer Story 446 copies, 4 reviews
Brave Emily 392 copies, 3 reviews
Felicity's New Sister 384 copies, 5 reviews
Felicity: An American Girl, 1774 365 copies, 4 reviews
Samantha's Winter Party 365 copies, 6 reviews
Molly Takes Flight 361 copies, 2 reviews
A Reward for Josefina 347 copies, 2 reviews
Samantha: An American Girl, 1904 325 copies, 5 reviews
Really Truly Ruthie 262 copies, 1 review
Felicity's Dancing Shoes 205 copies, 1 review
Molly and the Movie Star 159 copies, 1 review
Kit: An American Girl, 1934 146 copies, 3 reviews
Josefina: An American Girl, 1824 145 copies, 2 reviews
Molly's Story Collection 129 copies, 1 review
Molly: An American Girl, 1944 125 copies, 1 review
Molly Marches On 106 copies
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl [2008 film] (Writer) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Felicity Takes a Dare 103 copies, 1 review
Molly's A+ Partner 99 copies, 1 review
Molly's Short Story Collection 47 copies, 2 reviews
Addy's Theater Kit 28 copies, 1 review
Absolute Hero 27 copies, 2 reviews
Peaches 7 copies
Newton's Flaw 5 copies
The Gifts 3 copies
Get It! 2 copies
Meet Kit 1 copy

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