Samantha Saves the Day

by Valerie Tripp
Illustrator Dan Andreasen, Robert Grace

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

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Samantha and her family are spending the summer at Piney Point, Grandmary?s home in the mountains. One day Samantha and the twins, Agnes and Agatha, find a sketchbook made by Samantha?s mother. In it, Samantha sees a beautiful waterfall she had visited with her parents long ago, before they died in a boating accident. Using the sketchbook as a map, Samantha and the twins set off. When their secret exploration puts them in the middle of a dangerous storm, Samantha must save the day.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 65 pages, 8.5 × 6.18 × 0.24 in

Published: June 1, 1988

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0937295418

ISBN - 13: 9780937295410

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Samantha Saves the Day

by Valerie Tripp
Illustrator Dan Andreasen, Robert Grace

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 65 pages, 8.5 × 6.18 × 0.24 in

Published: June 1, 1988

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0937295418

ISBN - 13: 9780937295410

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Samantha and her family are spending the summer at Piney Point, Grandmary?s home in the mountains. One day Samantha and the twins, Agnes and Agatha, find a sketchbook made by Samantha?s mother. In it, Samantha sees a beautiful waterfall she had visited with her parents long ago, before they died in a boating accident. Using the sketchbook as a map, Samantha and the twins set off. When their secret exploration puts them in the middle of a dangerous storm, Samantha must save the day.

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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Curious Samantha Parkington wants to take advantage of the many opportunities for adventure in early 20th century America. In Samantha Saves the Day, Samantha and her friends go exploring without telling anyone. When a storm hits, Samantha’s grandmother becomes worried--and Samantha must take charge to get her friends home safely.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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