Valerie Tripp is an American author best known for her beloved American historical fiction characters Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Emily, and Molly. She is the author of 31 American Girl books.
Tripp also writes poems, songs, stories, skills book pages, and nonfiction essays for educational publishers. She is the author of dozens of phonetically controlled stories at the pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade levels of The Superkids Reading Program and all of the stories in the second grade readers, "The Superkids Hit Second Grade" and "The Superkids Take Off."
Tripp graduated magna cum laude with the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973. In addition, she is a founder and the Editorial Director of Boys Camp a series of realistic fiction books
for readers aged 7 to 12, and also the author of the books in the Hopscotch Hill School series, and the Just One More series, published by Childrens Press.