Valerie Tripp

Valerie Tripp (born 1951) is a children's book author, best known for her work with the American Girl book series.

Valerie Tripp
Born1951 (age 69–70)
Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, writer
Notable worksThe American Girl series

She grew up in Mount Kisco, New York, with three sisters and a brother. She graduated from Yale University and has a Master of Education degree from Harvard University. Since 1985 she has lived in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her husband teaches history at Montgomery College. She has been a writer for reading textbooks for three decades.

Tripp is best known for her work with the American Girl series.[1] She wrote all the books in the Felicity, Josefina, Kit, Molly and Maryellen series, and three of the books in the Samantha series. She has also written four of the five "Best Friends" character stories to date. Film dramatizations of the lives of Samantha, Felicity, Molly, Maryellen and Kit have been based on her stories to varying extents.

Selected WorksEdit

  • Classic Adventures: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [illustrated by Carlo Molinari], Starry Forest Books, February 2021
  • Deluxe Greek Myths: Goddesses and Gardens [illustrated by Teresa Martinez], Starry Forest Books, July 2021
  • Classic Adventures: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [illustrated by Rosalia Radosti], Starry Forest Books, September 2021


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