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American Girl Samantha Series
Authors: Susan S. Adler, Maxine Rose Schur, Valerie Tripp
Illustrator: Dan Andreasen
Number of Books in Series: 6
Age Group: 8 - 12 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 3.7-4.3
GLE 4.2-5.1
DRA 40
Lexile® measure 610L-720L
Companion/Related Series: list of all American Girl series

Book 1 Summary: 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.

American Girl Samantha Book List:

This series should be read in the correct order listed here.

Book 1: Meet Samantha
Ages 8-12. January 1, 1986.
AR: 3.8 (1.0 Point, Quiz #427);  GLE: 4.2
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 610L

Book 2: Samantha Learns a Lesson
Ages 8-12. January 1, 1986.
AR: 4.3 (1.0 Point, Quiz #495);  GLE: 4.2
Lexile measure: 650L

Book 3: Samantha's Surprise
Ages 8-12. January 1, 1986.
AR: 3.9 (1.0 Point, Quiz #687);  GLE: 4.8
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 720L

Book 4: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
Ages 8-12. January 1, 1987.
AR: 3.7 (1.0 Point, Quiz #5018);  GLE: 5.1
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 640L

Book 5: Samantha Saves the Day
Ages 8-12. June 1, 1988.
AR: 3.8 (1.0 Point, Quiz #5241);  GLE: 4.5
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 610L

Book 6: Changes for Samantha
Ages 8-12. January 1, 1988.
AR: 3.9 (1.0 Point, Quiz #5409);  GLE: 4.3
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 660L

Companion Book: Nellie's Promise
Ages 8-12. August 1, 2004.
AR: 4.6 (2.0 Points, Quiz #88628)

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 6 Books

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Maxine Rose Schur
Author Website for Valerie Tripp


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