American Girl Samantha #3: Samantha's Surprise - A Christmas Story

by American Girls Collection (Series)

Other authorsMaxine Rose Schur (Author)
Paperback, 1988



Call number

PB Ame

Call number

PB Ame

Local notes

PB Ame




Pleasant Company Publications (1988), Paperback, 88 pages


The two weeks before Christmas are filled with activity as Samantha finishes her homemade presents and makes preparations for visiting relatives.

Original publication date


Physical description

88 p.; 8.5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Samantha’s Christmas is going to be the best yet- until everything she’s planning is changed by Cornelia’s visit. Samantha is ready to hate Cornelia until Cornelia comes and slowly wins her over culminating in giving her the doll she most wants.
LibraryThing member momma2
Review by Blake and Ashlyn: Really good book, very surprising. My favorite character was Uncle Gard. I think it was very very surprising, things popped everywhere when you didn't expect them.
LibraryThing member shsunon
Samantha has several holiday disappointments--she isn't allowed to decorate, her party plans are ruined, and no one is this household has time for her!! Cornelia's forthcoming visit is to blame for everything. Christmas Day or Cornelia Day?? Then Uncle Gard and Cornelia arrive and the holidays take
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a sudden change.
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LibraryThing member regularguy5mb
Cute story about Samantha, one of the American Girl dolls, and her Christmas spent with her Uncle Gard and his good friend Cornelia, which causes a bit of an upset to her plans as her Grandmother, called "Grandmary," wants everything to be perfect for Cornelia, meaning Samantha's wants fall by the
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Someone left this in my Little Free Library, and I had never read any of the American Girl books, so I picked this one up to read for the holidays. Now that I've read it, I'll return it for someone else to discover.
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