69 pages, 8.46 × 6.22 × 0.24 in
June 1, 1992
American Girl Publishing Inc
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1562470310
ISBN - 13: 9781562470319
From the Publisher
Spring brings Felicity's tenth birthday and a visit from Grandfather. He gives Felicity a precious gift?a guitar that had belonged to her grandmother. Felicity is so enchanted with the guitar that she disobeys her mother and takes it out of the house to show her friend Elizabeth. Her parents are angry when they learn what she?s done. They refuse to believe a message Felicity has overheard that means danger for the colonists. Felicity risks her parents? anger again when she decides to alert the colonists herself!
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
From Our Editors
For Felicity Merriman, growing up in Colonial America means fighting for her freedom. When she overhears a message that means danger for Williamsburg, she sets out on her own to warn the colonists. In Happy Birthday, Felicity!, the young heroine shows her elders that being a girl doesn’t mean being helpless.