Samantha's adventures continue in this American Girl mystery -good for any girll who is taken with Samantha. Nellie, her best friend , is also in the book. interesting historical notes and pictures as a prologue to the story
American Girl series - ages 9 and up. From the back cover: "Samantha is excited about her family's stay at a fancy new 'apartment-hotel' -- until she learns there's a terrible curse on the building's owner! As soon as Samantha arrives, one thing after another goes alarmingly wrong. Is it the curse -- or is something else scaring the residents from Ravenscourt?"
Very good and suspenseful children's mystery. This book has been nominated for an Agatha Award for best Children's/Young Adult mystery for 2005.
Another wonderful American Girl book...this time for slightly older children (10 and up). Samantha stars in her own mystery story along with Nellie and her sisters. Perfect first mystery for girls growing out of chapter books.
If you're and American Girl lover, you can keep the fun going with the Mystery novels.
Personally, I thought the "Mystery" was a little cheesy, even for ages 9 and up. In any case however, it was great to have the characters back to read about in a new story however, that is longer and different from the other Samantha stories.
The one thing that was lacking from this book was the phenomenal pictures American Girl books are famous for. If you ever just found the pictures distracting however, this book will not disappoint.
Great Book! Gives you a great idea of what moving and travling was like at the ture of the century.
Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia's NYC brownstone is being expanded to make more room for Samantha and the three O'Malley sisters. While the renovation is underway, the family moves to an apartment on the top floor of Ravenscourt, a fashionable new 13-story "apartment-hotel." Samantha is excited about their luxurious new digs--until she learns there's a terrible curse on the building's owner, Horace Raven! From the day Samantha and Nellie arrive at Ravenscourt, one thing after another goes alarmingly wrong. With the heating system on the fritz, rats in the walls, and the elevator crashing, tenants begin moving out. Worst of all for Samantha and Nellie, the little O'Malley girls get sick--and Aunt Cornelia makes a hasty and mystifying departure to visit her mother in Connecticut, leaving the girls alone at Ravenscourt with grumpy housekeeper Gertrude. Are all these troubles happening because of the curse--or is something else scaring the residents from Ravenscourt?
Beautiful gift copy!
good for young readers, in excellent condition, brand new