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Valerie Tripp

Author of Meet Felicity: An American Girl

252+ Works 54,832 Members 350 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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) show less
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Works by Valerie Tripp

Meet Felicity: An American Girl (1991) 3,198 copies
Meet Molly: An American Girl (1986) 3,089 copies
Meet Kit: An American Girl (2000) 2,338 copies
Meet Josefina: An American Girl (1997) 2,324 copies
Molly Learns a Lesson (1986) 1,706 copies
Very Funny, Elizabeth! (2005) 801 copies
Nellie's Promise (2004) 760 copies
Brave Emily (2006) 529 copies
Felicity's New Sister (1999) 498 copies
Samatha's Winter Party (1999) 476 copies
Molly Takes Flight (1999) 466 copies
A Reward for Josefina (1999) 457 copies
Really Truly Ruthie (2007) 390 copies
Felicity's Dancing Shoes (2000) 252 copies
Samantha Saves the Wedding (2000) 244 copies
Molly and the Movie Star (2000) 203 copies
Kit: An American Girl, 1934 (2000) 187 copies
The Riddle of the Robin (2016) 187 copies
Molly's Story Collection (1991) 176 copies
Camille's Mermaid Tale (2017) 169 copies
Josefina's Story Collection (2001) 165 copies
Felicity Discovers a Secret (2002) 138 copies
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl [2008 film] (2008) — Writer — 135 copies
Molly Marches On (2001) 134 copies
The Muddily-Puddily Show (2016) 129 copies
Felicity Takes a Dare (2001) 124 copies
Molly's A+ Partner (2002) 120 copies
Ashlyn's Unsurprise Party (2016) 120 copies
Willa's Wilderness Campout (2018) 110 copies
The Rainstorm Brainstorm (2017) 91 copies
The Mystery of Mr. E (2017) 84 copies
Tiny bird (Early success) (1996) 83 copies
Samantha's Theater Kit (1994) 69 copies
Felicity's Theater Kit (1994) 67 copies
Emerson and Princess Peep (2018) 64 copies
Kirsten's Theater Kit (1994) 62 copies
Molly's Theatre Kit (1994) 48 copies
Absolute Hero (2020) 40 copies
Addy's Theater Kit (1994) 33 copies
Josefina's Paper Dolls (1998) 26 copies
Maryellen: Taking Off (2019) 23 copies
Josefina's Theater Kit (1998) 16 copies
Peaches (2002) 7 copies
Newton's Flaw (2021) 7 copies
A Fin-Tastic Surprise (2023) 6 copies
Ready to be Royal (2023) 4 copies
No Place Like Home (1991) 4 copies
The Gifts (2005) 3 copies
Josefina's Pastimes (1998) 2 copies
WellieWishers Collection (2018) 2 copies
Get It! 2 copies
Frits Had a Frog (2005) 2 copies
The Law of Cavities (2022) 1 copy

Associated Works

Samantha's Story Collection (2001) — Contributor — 259 copies

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Works
252
Also by
1
Members
54,832
Popularity
#272
Rating
3.9
Reviews
350
ISBNs
836
Languages
3
Favorited
3

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