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Samantha Saves the Day: A Summer Story (American Girls Collection: Samantha 1904) Hardcover – June 1, 1988

4.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: American Girls Collection: Samantha 1904
  • Hardcover: 74 pages
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning (June 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812475313
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812475319
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,950,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 2, 2015
Format: Paperback
This is another in the American Girls series about Samantha Parkington, a (now) ten-year-old orphan girl living with her grandmother in the America of 1904. In this book, it is Samantha’s birthday, and a great party for her and her friends is followed by a special surprise; she is going to the metropolis of New York City, to visit with her aunt and uncle, and her aunt’s vivacious young sisters. This is a time of learning about new ways of doing things...especially when Samantha learns her aunt’s secret - she is a Suffragist!

The final chapter of this book is a fascinating look at growing up in the America of 1904. As always, the illustrations provided by Nancy Niles and Robert Grace are wonderful, and add a lot to the experience of reading this wonderful book. This is another great Samantha book, one that my daughter and I both highly recommend to you!
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Format: Paperback
When Samantha stays at Piney Point with her family, she never dreams what will happen. Her mother died many years ago, but she always loved to spend time at Piney Point with her friends just like Samantha. But when she finds her mother's old sketchbook, she becomes interested. Where did her mom draw all the pictures of Samantha and her father, who also died, when she was a baby? Trying to understand her past, Samantha and her two cousins go to Teardrop Island, the place where the mystery pictures were drawn. Their grandma forbids them to go, but they go anyway. But when they get stuck on the island, they get scared and realize they shouldn't have gone. I liked this book, but it was more of a little-kid book than I expected it to be!
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A Kid's Review on September 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is about Samantha going to Piney Point with her aunt,uncle,cousins,and Grandmary,and the admiral. On a rainy day Samantha and her cousins go up in the attic and discover her mother's sketch book. In it there's a map to Teardrop Island. One day Samantha and her cousins go to Teardrop Island. On their way there's a narrow passageway and there are rocks under the water they couldn't see. Once they got to the island, they went to go find the pretty waterfall and her mother's sketch book. They also had a picnic there. Then it starts to rain and they try to go find their canoe but they couldn't. They become stranded and the admiral sets out to find them but he hits his head and Samantha has to save the day.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book we received was not the version and condition displayed. We received one with the white cover and the binding was broken. Since we bought this book to go with the box set that we had of the blue covers, I was really expecting to receive the blue cover.
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is a great book. Samantha and her friends are at Samantha's birthday party acting like proper young ladies. Samantha and her friends are having a great time when Jip, Aunt Cornelia's dog begins to run of with Samantha's teddy bear. But soon, Eddie Ryland, Samantha's pesky next door neighbor runs of with the teddy bear, until Agatha, Samantha's cousin actually tackles Eddie.Then Eddie puts salt in the girls ice-cream. When Samantha goes to New York city though, the girls eat their ice cream.Samantha also experiences chasing Jip at Madison Square Park. This is a great book.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this book. This is a great book for many reasons.Samantha and her cousins find a sketchbook that her mother drew.When Samantha and her cousins go to Teardrop island where her mother drew the pictures, Samantha and her cousins get lost in the middle of a terrible storm.When Samantha and her friends are most scared, they hear .......... Samantha Saves the Day is a great book.
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By A Customer on June 2, 1997
Format: Paperback
Samantha is one of the bravest girls in the history of literature.She proves in the book , "Samantha Saves the Day" by Valerie Tripp. In this book, Samantha travels to Piney Point, a wonderful place to stay for the summer.She meets up to a challenge to go to Chocolate Drop Island, the place of her parents death. Then , after losing her canoe in the current, with one boat and a hurt friend, plus the rocks in the water, Samantha must think fast, or she and her friends will be lost.To find out what happens, read " Samantha Saves the Day", by Valerie Tripp.

Written by:Susie Orr, age 11
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By A Customer on July 23, 1999
Format: Paperback
I think this is the best of the Samantha books. Samantha is spending the summer at the lake with her grandmother and her cousins. She is searching for information on her parents and her search leads her to Chocolate Drop Island where her parents drowned in a boating accident. At first Samantha is amazed by the beauty of the place, but while trying to return from the island during a storm she understands what her parents must have endured. Just a great book overall.
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