Samantha: An American Girl Boxed Set (American Girls Collection Series: Samantha #1-6)

Samantha: An American Girl Boxed Set (American Girls Collection Series: Samantha #1-6)

Paperback(6 Volume Slipcased Set)

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ISBN-13: 9780937295779
Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1990
Series: American Girl Collection Series: Samantha
Edition description: 6 Volume Slipcased Set
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.94(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

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Samantha: An American Girl Boxed Set (American Girls Collection Series: Samantha #1-6) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
babydraco on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I have read the books of each AG¿s series, well, the first four characters, anyway but Samantha is the one whose story I never forgot. The AG girl who should have the most sheltered, least realistic life, is the one with the edgiest story, and a ¿best friend¿ character who lives a life completely the opposite. They are both lonely orphans, but Samantha is an heiress and Nellie, the next door neighbor¿s maid. Samantha is intellectual and adventurous but also naïve and not used to taking care of herself. This is an interesting contrast to Nellie, who is tough, cynical and maternal. Their relationship is a great look at the affects of privilege and social attitudes of the turn of the century. Interwoven with this story are discussions of women¿s rights, and the affects of the Industrial Revolution. Aunt Cornelia is a suffragette, and Samantha is asked to write a report on how great factories are, and ends up concluding that they may not be so great after all. I also find their story quite romantic, to be honest. Their first meetings are conducted hiding in a tunnel of lilac bushes-which is, I think, an image I never forgot. They hide in a boat house and fall asleep there, causing their families to be so shocked that you¿d almost think they were doing something else in there. When Nellie is dumped in a classic abusive Victorian orphanage, Samantha risks her life to spring her. It all seems invested in a great deal more passion than other ¿best friend¿ relationships from the other AG series. I don't get the same vibe off Felicity and Elizabeth, the jury is still out on Kit and Ruthie, and Emily and Molly are not actually best friends-they were barely *friends* in the (one) book Emily was actually in.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this collection for my daughter at Christmas time. She absolutely loved the books and has already bought a second series with her Christmas money. I would recommend the American Girl series to everyone. I have read a couple of the books and they are very entertaining.
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JC2003 More than 1 year ago
When I read "Meet Samantha" You get a sneak peak.The sneak peak I got was "Samantha learnes a lesson" I loved the sneak peak so much I made my mother buy me the series.
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GIRLSCOUTS More than 1 year ago
WHILE READING THESE BOOKS OF SAMANTHA TO THE CHILDREN EVERY SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH WE ENJOYED THEIR COMMENTS IN THESE SERIES: GREAT LESSONS WE GATHERED MONTH TO MONTH FROM SAMANTHA. ON MAY 30 2009 SHE WILL BE SIGNING BOOKS AT CORAL GABLES FL BRANCH. PARTICIPATE AND GET YOUR PICTURE WITH HER THAT DAY
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Ansley54 More than 1 year ago
I got the set to give as a gift to a special little girl who was having a birthday. The boxed set was beautiful and looked much more expensive than it was. The books are wonderful and give wonderful moral life lessons and stories to glimpse back into days long ago. I would highly recommend it for any little girl - or for a parent to read to their children!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore Samantha. I love all of the American Girls, but she is definately a favorite of mine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Samantha books were so much fun to read and taught about life in 1904. I am 14 years old and I still love reading her stories. I find it alot of fun to see her grow from a young girl to a teenager. I love these books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found reading about Samantha inspiering! I really loved the seires and think you should buy them all instead of one at a time! In these books Samanta is a young girl living with friends,adventures and problems. But she lives through it and moves on! I learnd a lot about the times in 1904. Anyway read these books and you feel like you are back in time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have this set and it's GREAT! It includes all 6 Samantha books and it comes in a beautifily desigined box. I also have this in Kirsten.