Felicity's Surprise

by Valerie Tripp
Illustrator Dan Andreasen, Luann Roberts

American Girl Publishing Inc | September 1, 1991 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 69 pages, 8.15 × 6.14 × 0.28 in

Published: September 1, 1991

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1562470108

ISBN - 13: 9781562470104

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Felicity's Surprise

by Valerie Tripp
Illustrator Dan Andreasen, Luann Roberts

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 69 pages, 8.15 × 6.14 × 0.28 in

Published: September 1, 1991

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1562470108

ISBN - 13: 9781562470104

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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.

About the Author

Valerie Tripp graduated with honors from the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973. While an undergraduate, she helped found Calvin Hill Day Care Center. She worked there and wrote her senior thesis about the stories the three-, four-, and five-year old children told about themselves. Tripp received a Masters of Education from Harvard University in 1981. From 1974 to 1980, Tripp was a writer for the Addison-Wesley Reading Program, where she wrote songs, stories, games, poems, plays, and skills exercises for children in grades Pre-K to 6. Her boss was a woman named Pleasant Rowland and, from the beginning, the two of them just clicked. Rowland and Tripp eventually went their separate ways in the world, but remained close friends. Tripp became a freelance writer for The Hampton-Brown Company and ELHI Publishers Services creating educational materials for major publishers, including six Just One More poems for beginning readers. Then, in 1983, Rowland telephoned Tripp and together they 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 in Middleton, Wisconsin 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, who lived at the time of the American Revolutio
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/Dan Andreasen, illustrator Felicity's mother promises to make her a beautiful new gown for Felicity's visit to the governor's palace. But as the day for the visit draws near, Mother becomes ill. There seems to be no chance of Felicity going to the palace--until a gloriou

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12