Delacorte Books for Young Readers Samantha Spinner: The Boy in the Ball
Delacorte Books for Young Readers Samantha Spinner: The Boy in the Ball

Samantha Spinner: The Boy in the Ball

By Russell Ginns

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Publication Date: January 21, 2020

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Get ready for more round-the-world adventure with Samantha Spinner and her brother, Nipper, in the third book in this hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and classics like Holes.

At last! Samantha Spinner tracked down her uncle! Now it’s her big chance to learn everything. And now that he’s safe and sound, it’s time to get some answers.

There are so many questions to ask—it’s almost impossible to know where to start. Where did the RAIN come from? And what about the SUN? Who made the umbrella and all the incredible ways to travel? What did Uncle Paul mean when he told her to watch out for the…

Wait a minute. Nipper’s missing. Where did he go? What’s that strange trail of yarn? Can’t a girl take her eyes off her super-annoying little brother for ten minutes?

(If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that the answer to that last question is “No! Of course not!”)

Praise for the Samantha Spinner series:

“A winning mix of fast-paced action, fascinating facts, bathroom humor, and hidden puzzles…[that is] sure to please action-loving middle-grade readers.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Wild, wacky, and occasionally gross.”—The Bulletin

Story Locale: Contemporary Seattle, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades; underground super-secret transit system and famous landmarks

Series Overview: Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans (Bk 1: Spring ’18); Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs (Bk 2: Spring ’19); Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball (Bk 3: Spring ’20); Samantha Spinner and the Supersonic Pants (Bk 4: Spring ’21)

About the Author

Russell Ginns is a writer and game designer who specializes in puzzles, songs, and smart fun. He has worked on projects for a wide variety of organizations, corporations, and publications, including Sesame Workshop, Girl Scouts of America, Nintendo, and Scientific American. Russell lives and writes in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans, Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs, and Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball. To learn more about him, visit samanthaspinner.com and follow @rginns on Twitter.

Author Residence: Washington, D.C.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: January 21, 2020

ISBN: 9781984849199

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