Changes for Felicity

by Valerie Tripp
Illustrator Dan Andreasen

American Girl Publishing Inc | June 1, 1992 | Trade Paperback

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For Felicity, 1776 starts off with good news. Her beloved horse, Penny, is going to have a foal! Felicity has one worry?Jiggy Nye. He has been cruel to Penny in the past. Will he be cruel to her again? Soon Felicity has more worries. Her family believes in independence for the colonies. But the family of Elizabeth, Felicity?s best friend, believes in loyalty to the king. Suddenly, Elizabeth?s father is jailed for being a Loyalist. Will Felicity and Elizabeth?s friendship survive the many changes that both girls face?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 69 pages, 8.46 × 6.22 × 0.24 in

Published: June 1, 1992

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 156247037X

ISBN - 13: 9781562470371

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Changes for Felicity

by Valerie Tripp
Illustrator Dan Andreasen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 69 pages, 8.46 × 6.22 × 0.24 in

Published: June 1, 1992

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 156247037X

ISBN - 13: 9781562470371

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For Felicity, 1776 starts off with good news. Her beloved horse, Penny, is going to have a foal! Felicity has one worry?Jiggy Nye. He has been cruel to Penny in the past. Will he be cruel to her again? Soon Felicity has more worries. Her family believes in independence for the colonies. But the family of Elizabeth, Felicity?s best friend, believes in loyalty to the king. Suddenly, Elizabeth?s father is jailed for being a Loyalist. Will Felicity and Elizabeth?s friendship survive the many changes that both girls face?

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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In 1774 America, the struggle for freedom divided the country into two different sections--the Patriots and the Loyalists. The fighting between these two groups seemed inescapable as it divided families and friends. Pioneer girl Felicity Merriman, can’t understand why both her country and her family are divided. In Changes for Felicity, she must find a way to reunite her family.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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