Samantha learns a lesson: A school story (The American girls collection)

by Susan S Adler

Hardcover, 1986


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Pleasant Co (1986), Edition: 1st, 61 pages


Samantha is determined to help nine-year-old Nellie, attending school for the first time, with her school work and learns a great deal herself about what it is like to be a poor child and work in a factory.

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Samantha teaches Nelly to help her catch up in school. In the end, Samantha is the one who learns the biggest lesson. When she writes an essay on the wonders of factories, Nelly tells her the true story of factories, and Samantha changes her essay.
LibraryThing member Heather19
A very good American Girls story, Samantha learns a valuable lesson from Nelly.
LibraryThing member momma2
A review by Blake and Ashlyn: Very educational tells a lot about growing up in 1904. I think there was a lot about secrecy and very very very interesting. Really good story line, the author really really put their hearts into making these books. I would recommend this to all American Girl lovers.
LibraryThing member regularguy5mb
Another cute story in the American Girl: Samantha series. In this one, Samantha learns a little something about her privilege through the eyes of her friend Nellie, a girl from a poor family who used to work in a factory before Samantha's grandmother found the family servant work in a house two
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doors down.

We also see Nellie's very first opportunity to attend school and the problems that entails.
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61 p.; 6.5 x 0.4 inches


0937295124 / 9780937295120



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