Changes for Samantha

by Valerie Tripp

American Girl Publishing Inc | September 1, 1988 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 67 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.24 in

Published: September 1, 1988

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0937295477

ISBN - 13: 9780937295472

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Changes for Samantha

by Valerie Tripp

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 67 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.24 in

Published: September 1, 1988

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0937295477

ISBN - 13: 9780937295472

From the Publisher

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.

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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From Our Editors

Despite the occasional tiff Samantha loves living with her grandmother. However, she still misses her best friend Nellie. In Changes for Samantha, Samantha moves to New York City and is reunited with Nellie, but things aren’t the same between the two. It seems that they have grown up a little, and don’t share the all of the same interests anymore.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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