Samantha : [an American girl]
- J COMPACT DISC SAMA (CEN)
Narrated by Cecilia Riddett.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2008.
6 sound discs (6 hrs., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Ages 8 and up.
Samantha Parkington is an orphan being raised by her wealthy grandmother at the start of a brand-new century, a time when new ideas and inventions are changing everyone's lives. Samantha's own world is filled with elegance and privilege, but she sees that not everyone's life is changing for the better - especially for her friend Nellie, a servant girl who lives next door.
Meet Samantha: In 1904, nine-year-old Samantha, an orphan living with her wealthy grandmother, and her servant friend Nellie have a midnight adventure when they try to find out what has happened to the seamstress who suddenly left her job.
Samantha learns a lesson: 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.
Samantha's surprise: The two weeks before Christmas are filled with activity as Samantha finishes her homemade presents and makes preparations for visiting relatives.
Happy birthday Samantha!: When Samantha's tenth birthday party is spoiled by the boy next door, Aunt Cornelia and her young twin sisters try to ease Samantha's disappointment by inviting her and Grandmary to visit them in New York City.
Samantha saves the day: 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.
Changes for Samantha: When she discovers that Nellie and her sisters have been sent to an orphanage, Samantha, now living with her aunt and uncle in New York City, tries to help her friends as much as she can.
This set includes six best-selling Samantha stories.
- Meet Samantha ; Samantha learns a lesson