Yearling Samantha Spinner: The Spectacular Specs
Yearling Samantha Spinner: The Spectacular Specs

Samantha Spinner: The Spectacular Specs

By Russell Ginns

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Publication Date: December 10, 2019

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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 second 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.

When Samantha Spinner’s uncle Paul disappeared, he left amazing presents for her sister and brother. Samantha got…a rusty old umbrella.

Wow! So unfair, Uncle Paul.

Well, it seemed unfair—until Samantha discovered that the old umbrella holds the plans for super-secret travel. It’s the ticket to danger and adventure beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

But Uncle Paul is still missing. And Samantha just received a new gift from him: a pair of strange purple sunglasses. Are they another powerful present? A clue to his whereabouts? Or just a bad fashion choice? Samantha and Nipper need to figure it out fast, because…here comes the SUN!

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, Paris, and Italy; underground travel 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: Paperback

Length: 432 pages

Publisher: Yearling

Publication Date: December 10, 2019

ISBN: 9781524720070

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