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Valerie Tripp

Biography

Valerie Tripp

Valerie Tripp wrote all the books in the Felicity, Josefina, Kit, and Molly series and three of the books in the Samantha series. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and has a Master's of Education degree from Harvard University. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Valerie Tripp

Books by Valerie Tripp

written by Kitson Jazynka and Valerie Tripp with illustrations by Craig Orback - Adventure, Outdoor, Relationships

Zee must face his scariest, most dangerous crisis on his own while on a kayaking trip, and for a while, it looks like all is lost. Will Zee be able to save Cookie’s life and rescue his friendship with Will, too? Is this the end of Will ’n’ Zee? Must Hidden Falls remain hidden? One thing’s for sure: Zee will have an adventure-packed summer at Camp Wolf Trail!

by Valerie Tripp - Historical Fiction

Josefina's family holds a party to celebrate the end of the Christmas season. Josefina and her sisters handle all the preparations, and the party is a great success. But the girls' pleasure turns to shock the next morning when T'a Dolores announces she's leaving the rancho. Josefina and her sisters are sure T'a Dolores belongs with them and Papá, but their efforts to convince her only make matters worse. There's one person who could persuade T'a Dolores to stay--but how can Josefina get him to help?

by Valerie Tripp - Historical Fiction

Felicity is invited to a dancing lesson at the Governor's Palace, the most wonderful honor she can imagine. Mother promises to make a beautiful new gown for her. As the splendid event draws near, Mother becomes dreadfully ill. Felicity spends all her days caring for her, sadly accepting that there will be no new gown and no chance to go to the Palace. No chance, that is, until a glorious surprise reminds her that Christmastide is a time when hopes and dreams do come true.

by Valerie Tripp - Historical Fiction

Molly can't wait for Dad to come home--he'll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show! Molly isn't worried about her tap dancing, but she wants to look sophisticated so that Dad will know how much she's grown up while he's been away at war. Unfortunately, Molly's hair is all wrong. When Jill finally finds a way to give Molly glorious curls, everything seems to be perfect. Then Molly gets sick. Things couldn't be worse--until the doctor comes just in time.

by Valerie Tripp - Historical Fiction

Times change for Samantha when she moves to New York City to live with Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia. They change for Nellie, Samantha's servant friend in Mount Bedford, too. But Nellie's changes aren't as happy as Samantha's. When her friend disappears, Samantha thinks Nellie has been lost forever. But after a long and scary search, Samantha finds Nellie and her sisters in a New York orphanage. The orphanage is not a good place, so the girls plan a daring escape.