Young readers love following this inquisitive eight-year-old and his trusty dog, Neptune, on misadventures that are full of fun, humor, suspense, and natural history, geography, and other lessons in life.
This exciting series continues with Sam dreading the looming first day of school where he fears his annual back-to-school essay about his summer's activities will not be as impressive as the know-it-all Melody Chambers's. For an end-of-summer adventure, Sam goes blueberry picking with his mom and best friend, Billy. He learns the hard way about safety and respect for wildlife when he has a face-to-face encounter with a bear cub, its protective mom close behind. Heroic Neptune saves the day as she protects her masters after they are chased back into their truck. Find out if this exciting turn of events will make Sam's essay a grand prize winner.
|Publisher:||Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company|
|Series:||Misadventures of Seldovia Sam Series , #4|
|Edition description:||Number 4 in the series|
|Product dimensions:||5.22(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.19(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Susan Woodward Springer has lived in Alaska since 1981 and operated a mercantile in tiny Seldovia, a town that's accessible only by boat or plane. An author, artist, and historian, Susan also enjoys getting into the backcountry with her two Springer spaniels.
Illustrator Amy Meissner lives and works in Anchorage, where she shares her studio with a pair of orange cats, her yard with a cow moose, and her berries with an elusive bear. She also illustrated Ollie Jolly, Rodeo Clown (page 36).
What People are Saying About This
Beginning readers will enjoy Sam's adventures, because he always seems to find mischief, even when he has the best intentions. The illustrations bring Sam and his dog, Neptune, to life for readers and will help those struggling with the story to better understand it and the characters that Springer has created.
Sam is a delightful young person who will draw beginning chapter book readers into his rugged life in the Alaskan wilderness.
Lynn Evarts, Book Reviews, Fore Word magazine
Children's comments after reading the Seldovia Sam:
"It was scary and funny at the same time"
"The punishment that Sam received was fair..."
"I want to know more about Seldovia and Alaska"
"We want more adventures with Seldovia Sam."