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Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans

For fans of Mr. Lemoncello's Library and the Secret series comes the first book in a hilarious new series about a girl, her brother, and some super-big globe-trotting adventures. Includes secret messages and puzzles hidden throughout the text. Illustrations.

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ISBN 9781524720032
Barcode 9781524720032
Published 22 January 2019 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ginns, Russell
Illustrated by Fisinger, Barbara
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781524720032
ISBN-10 1524720038
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Ballantine Books Inc.
Publication Date 22 January 2019
International Publication Date 11 December 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ginns, Russell
Illustrated by Fisinger, Barbara
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 203mm
Weight 113g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Brothers and sisters, Adventure and adventurers, Adventure stories, Family life, Missing persons
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 959748

Description of this Book

Get ready for round-the-world adventure with Sam Spinner and her brother, Nipper, in the first book in a hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and classics like Holes. Samantha Spinner's uncle Paul disappeared, and here's what he left: * Samantha's sister got a check for $2,400,000,000. * Samantha's brother got the New York Yankees. * And Samantha got a rusty red umbrella with a tag hanging off its worn handle. The tag says Watch out for the RAIN. Thanks a lot, Uncle Paul. After all the strawberry waffles, stories, and puzzles they've shared, how could he just leave without saying goodbye? And what is the meaning of that mysterious message? The answer is simple. Sam knows in her heart that Uncle Paul is in danger. And if he taught her anything, it's that not everything is exactly what it seems. Which is why we should pay close attention to that rusty red umbrella, and never trust a monkey at a hula-hoop contest. The RAIN is coming and Samantha Spinner is about to find herself mixed up in some super-important, super-dangerous, super-secret plans. And don't miss what happens next to Samantha, Nipper, and Dennis in Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs! Praise for Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans, Book 1 in the Samantha Spinner Series: A winning mix of fast-paced action, fascinating facts, bathroom humor, and hidden puzzles . . . [that is] sure to please action-loving middle-grade readers. --Kirkus Reviews Full of adventure and survival, . . . [and with] characters [that] are likable, realistic, and well rounded . . . [Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans is] great for [readers of] series like the 39 Clues. --School Library Journal

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A winning mix of fast-paced action, fascinating facts, bathroom humor, and hidden puzzles...[that is] sure to please action-loving middle-grade readers. -Kirkus Reviews Full of adventure and survival, ...[and with] characters [that] are likable, realistic, and well rounded...[Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans is] great for [readers of] series like The 39 Clues. -School Library Journal

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Author's Bio

Russell Ginns is a writer and game designer who specializes in puzzles, songs, and smart fun. He has worked on projects for a wide variety of organizations, corporations, and publications, including Sesame Workshop, Girl Scouts of America, Nintendo, and Scientific American. Russell lives and writes in Washington, DC. He is the author of Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans and Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs. To learn more about him, visit samanthaspinner.com and follow @rginns on Twitter.

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