Valerie Tripp is the most prolific author of American Girl series books.

She has written a majority of the published by American Girl, including several of the Historical Characters' and BeForever books, the Hopscotch Hill School series and the WellieWishers series.


Tripp was born and grew up in Mt. Kisco, New York. She majored in Philosophy and graduated from Yale University in 1973. She graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Education in 1981. She currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Michael, and their daughter, Katherine.[1][2]


Historical Characters and BeForever Series

Felicity and Elizabeth


Samantha and Nellie

Kit and Ruthie

Molly and Emily


Hopscotch Hill School


See also


  1. Valerie Tripp - Career
  2. Valerie Tripp - About

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