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Meet Samantha (American Girl: Samantha, 1904) by [Adler, Susan]
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Meet Samantha (American Girl: Samantha, 1904) Kindle Edition

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Length: 80 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
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Product Details

  • File Size: 2981 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl (December 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AFZ0ONS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #673,846 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent. I am 24,I read these books when I was 8 or 9. Now that my daughter is 7, I thought it would be a good time to get her started. I bought her the entire series, she picked up the first book, Meet Samantha, she loved it. For the next few days every time you saw her she had her nose stuffed in a book. On a recent trip to Mass. she wouldnt leave without her books. Now she is even asking me to get her the series with Felicity. She loves them just as much as I did.
Any book that can get a child to want to read is an excellent one in my opinion. Also, in the back of each of the books there is a bit of real history dating back to the time of when the book takes place (ie. Samantha in 1904, Molly,1944) These books you will be 150% satisfied with! GUARENTEED!
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Format: Hardcover
In this book we meet up again with Samantha Parkington, who is a nine-year-old girl living in the year 1904 with her wealthy grandmother.

Samantha is delighted to learn that her friend Nellie has returned to town with her two sisters. They will be living a few houses down from Samantha, where they will earn a living as servant girls. They also are allowed to go to a public school.

At school Nellie is teased by her classmates because she doesn't know the lessons. Back in New York Nellie had a job in a factory which forced her not to attend school with her sisters.

Samantha has a wonderful idea. She will teach Nellie her lessons in the attic of her grandmother's house. Over time Nellie's progress gets better and better. Meanwhile, Samantha must write an oral essay about progress in America. Samantha begins to write about all the wonderful factories and cars. She gives the essay to Nellie to read over, but is shocked when Nellie tells Samantha she is wrong. Remember Nellie use to work in a factory.

With Nellie's help, Samantha composes a new essay. But, will this new essay be too harsh for Samantha's grandmother, as well as the hundreds of people she is reading it to? Or, will it be just the right thing?

~~Kat
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book is a good quality paperback that is educational and informative giving today's girl an opportunity to have a glimpse into what being a young lady in another century was like. The only disappointment I had in the book was that I bought it to go with the Samantha American Girl doll and I believe it's the same book as the tiny collector's book that came with the doll.
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I read these books as a child and now my daughter is reading them. The book is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous pictures...it is probably most appropriate for kids well into second grade. My daughter just finished first, and while she can read it aloud, she struggles with comprehension of the story. I am so excited, though, to be able to share this story with my daughter!
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Format: Kindle Edition
Samantha's Surprise is one of my favorite books. Samantha and her family are preparing for Christmas, when her Uncle Gard announces he will be bringing his friend Cornelia home for Christmas. Samantha doesn't want Cornelia to come home, and when Mrs.Hawkins the cook says they won't be able to build a gingerbread house, Samantha is very angry with Cornelia. However, Cornelia is so kind that she feels sorry that Samantha can't build a gingerbread house, and decides to build a gingerbread house with her. When Samantha's uncle and Cornelia .............Samantha's Surprise is a great book. Please ask if you have any questions.
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I want my granddaughter to have good quality reading material. This series gives her a chance to learn some history, and to learn some lessons on sharing and compassion at a reasonable price for me, her grandmother. I purchased this set as a used set, but was most happy with the quality provided.
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Format: Paperback
Her parents were killed in an automobile accident and she lives in a large, comfortable home with her grandmother “Grandmary”. Her life is quite grand. She eats her meals in an elegant dining room, when guests visit them they meet in the parlor and children “are to be seen and not heard”. Children are expected to curtsy and say “How do you do?”

Eddie, the little boy who lives right next door delights in teasing Samantha, and as the book opens he goads her into climbing a tree – she is rather unsuccessful. She falls, scrapes her knee and ruins her stocking. Not wanting to have issues with Grandmary she goes directly to Jessie who will lovingly patch Samantha up and so she will be prim and proper for her “sewing hour’” with Grandmary.

Samantha learns from Eddie that a girl her age will be moving in next door> She is delighted, but imagine her surprise when she finds out that Nellie not only lives next door, but also works next door. Nellie is from a poor family that can’t afford to feed their three children. She had been working in a factory - long hours and many days a week. She had gotten sick with a cough and had to stop that work, but now she will live with Eddie’s family and her parents will get paid a dollar a week. The work isn’t as long and hard, and she gets more food to eat, but she doesn’t get to see her family very often.

Samantha wants to be friends with Nellie and they arrange a time to meet each day. Samantha has a loving relationship with Jessie and is quite startled when Jessie come and announces that she is leaving now and won’t be back. No one will tell Samantha where she has gone or why.

A late night errand with Nellie helps to solve the riddle and also gives Samantha an idea. Will her Grandmary be willing to take a chance?
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