Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs (Hardcover)
Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 9781524720049, 416pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/11/2019)
When Samantha Spinner's uncle Paul disappeared, he left presents for his nieces and nephew. Samantha's sister, Buffy, got $2,400,000,000. Her brother, Nipper, got the New York Yankees. Samantha got . . . a rusty old umbrella.
Wow! So unfair, Uncle Paul.
Well, it seemed unfair--until Samantha discovered that the old umbrella holds the plans for a super-secret network of transit systems that covers the globe. It's the ticket to danger and adventure beyond anyone's wildest dreams.
But Uncle Paul is still missing. And Samantha just received a new gift from him: a pair of strange purple sunglasses. Are they another powerful present? A clue to his whereabouts? Or just a bad fashion choice? Samantha and Nipper need to figure it out fast, because . . . here comes the SUN!
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 [who] 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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Praise For Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs…
“A winning mix of fast-paced action, fascinating facts, bathroom humor, and hidden puzzles.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wild, wacky, and occasionally gross.” —The Bulletin
“Clever, smart, and sometimes a bit silly, this fun mystery . . . includes a few extra secrets for the especially inquisitive mind.” —Shelf Awareness
“Full of adventure and survival, [Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans is] great for [readers of] series like The 39 Clues.” —School Library Journal
"Appealing fare for kids who enjoy zany adventure tales with side helpings of historical/geographical trivia and wacky humor.” —Booklist