American Girl Samantha #5: Samantha Saves the Day - A Summer Story

by American Girls Collection (Series)

Other authorsValerie Tripp (Author)
Paperback, 1988



Call number

PB Ame

Call number

PB Ame

Local notes

PB Ame




American Girl (1988), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 88 pages


While spending the summer at Grandmary's summer home on Goose Lake, Samantha and her twin cousins decide to visit the island where Samantha's parents were drowned during a storm.

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Physical description

88 p.; 8.46 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member momma2
A review by Blake: A really good book. One of the best in the series. Exciting, surprises around every corner. And it was a really good book, so I like it. And I would recommend it to anybody.
LibraryThing member shsunon
Samantha couldn't be happier! She is with Grandmary at their summer home in the mountains, Piney Point. To add to the excitement, Agnes, Agatha, Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia are joining them! And so is Grandmary's special friend and admirer, Admiral Archibald Beemis! Fishing, swimming, and
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exploring in a canoe occupy the sunny days. And on rainy days, the girls complete jigsaw puzzles, paint pictures, play cards and work on their wildflower scrapbooks. When Samantha finds a sketchbook of her late mother's vacation paintings, she and the twins decide to visit Teardrop Island; Samantha is aware that her parents had a tragic accident there, but what could happen on such a beautiful, peaceful day?

Samantha Saves the Day is the fifth book in the Samantha series. Cleverly illustrated by Dan Andreasen.

The "Looking Back" section explores "America Outdoors in 1904." People in towns and cities wanted to escape to the mountains and seashores in the summer. Wealthy families often spent their entire summers at these vacation homes. They may have felt they were "roughing it", but servants made their lives easier. John Muir, Sarah and James Philip, and Theodore Roosevelt were active in early ecological movements.
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