Happy Birthday, Samantha

by Valerie Tripp
Illustrator Dan Andreasen, Robert Grace

American Girl Publishing Inc | December 1, 1987 | Trade Paperback |

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Samantha''s birthday party is nearly ruined when Eddie Ryland plays a mean trick. Then Agnes and Agatha, Cornelia''s ten-year-old twin sisters, save the day with an invitation to visit New York City. Samantha loves the twins? carefree attitude and can''t wait to go - specially since the trip will include a stop at a fancy ice cream parlor. But when the girls carelessly break some rules, they suddenly find themselves racing dangerously through the big city - and the path they take leads to surprising discoveries

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 62 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0 in

Published: December 1, 1987

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0937295353

ISBN - 13: 9780937295359

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Happy Birthday, Samantha

Happy Birthday, Samantha

by Valerie Tripp
Illustrator Dan Andreasen, Robert Grace

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 62 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0 in

Published: December 1, 1987

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0937295353

ISBN - 13: 9780937295359

From the Publisher

Samantha''s birthday party is nearly ruined when Eddie Ryland plays a mean trick. Then Agnes and Agatha, Cornelia''s ten-year-old twin sisters, save the day with an invitation to visit New York City. Samantha loves the twins? carefree attitude and can''t wait to go - specially since the trip will include a stop at a fancy ice cream parlor. But when the girls carelessly break some rules, they suddenly find themselves racing dangerously through the big city - and the path they take leads to surprising discoveries

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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As the friendliest girl on her street, Samantha Parkington can't understand why her new neighbours keep playing mean tricks on her. They take things too far when they plan a trick that ruins her birthday party. Samantha is devastated, until she discovers an invitation to visit New York City and see her best friend Nellie. Happy Birthday, Samantha! is part of the American Girls Collection.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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