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The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)
     

The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

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by Sarah Masters Buckey, Peg Ross
 

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Samantha and Nellie set sail for Europe aboard an ocean liner in 1906. Also traveling on the ship is a world-famous archaeologist with the legendary sapphire he discovered. Before the archaeologist can deliver his treasure to a London museum, the priceless jewel disappears. Samantha realizes that every one of the ship's first-class passengers is a suspect—and

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Samantha and Nellie set sail for Europe aboard an ocean liner in 1906. Also traveling on the ship is a world-famous archaeologist with the legendary sapphire he discovered. Before the archaeologist can deliver his treasure to a London museum, the priceless jewel disappears. Samantha realizes that every one of the ship's first-class passengers is a suspect—and one of them must be the thief! Can Samantha and Nellie uncover the real culprit and find the missing jewel? The book includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay and a glossary of French words used in the story.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Hopes are high as eleven-year-olds Samantha and Nellie set sail with their grandparents and French tutor, Nicole. Their excitement doubles when they meet Professor Wharton, legendary archaeologist. Accompanying him are his nephew/assistant, Harry; a mischievous monkey named Plato-and the flawless Blue Star sapphire, known for both its beauty and the infamous run of bad luck associated with its owners .... A title in the "American Girls Samantha Mystery" series, this is an engaging read with resourceful heroines and an exciting setting. 2006"
—(Naomi Milliner)
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-This mystery set in the early 1900s has vivid descriptions of clothing and finery, stilted dialogue, and a heavy-handed but well-meaning lesson. Samantha and her adopted sister, Nellie, join their grandparents on an ocean-liner voyage to Europe. When fellow passenger and archaeologist Fitzwilliam Wharton discovers that the legendary Blue Star sapphire he was carrying to a museum in London has gone missing during dinner, everyone traveling first class becomes a suspect-including the girls' French tutor. While Samantha and Nellie frantically try to prove her innocence, a subplot finds Nellie struggling with the prejudices of the day toward the Irish. In the end, the girls solve the mystery and everyone learns a valuable lesson about jumping to conclusions. Interesting endnotes about ocean travel at the beginning of the 20th century and a description of three famous gems round out the enticing package. While the "American Girl" fervor has certainly died down, this title is sure to find an audience in most libraries.-Adrienne Furness, Webster Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593691004
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
American Girl Mysteries Series
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story keeps readers on the edge of their chair I practily never put it down. I highly recamend
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love American Girl books but I love Samantha books really well because my name is......you guessed it, Samantha.