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Meet Samantha: An American Girl

by Susan S. Adler Jeanne Thieme

Samantha Parkington is an orphan who lives with her rich grandmother in 1904. There are many servents in Grandmary's house, but no one for Samantha to play with. Thats why she's so excited when Nellie moves in next door. Nellie has come to work so that she can send money back to her family in the city. Even though their lives are different, the two girls become friends. One day Samantha discovers that Jessie, the seamstress, is leaving. No one will tell her why. So she and Nellie plan a secret midnight adventure to find out!

Samantha's Cookbook: A Peek At Dining in the Past with Meals You Can Cook Today (The American Girls Collection)

by Jeanne Thieme Jodi Evert

This is a short cookbook which is filled with historical information and delicious recipes. Fans of the Samantha series will delight in this book. (Other books about Samantha are available from Bookshare.) But, fellas, this isn't just for girls! If you want to try your hand in the kitchen, this is an excellent book. Directions are clear; ingredients are common; techniques are described; recipes are accurate, and you will find every bit of information you need to prepare a yummy breakfast, luscious lunch, or delicious dinner for six people. Ladies, if you have been dreaming of hosting a tea party, go to page 42, that is, if you can pass by the melt-in-your-mouth gingerbread recipe! A great book, too, for dazzling your teacher with an interesting book report! Do you know how to make a corn oyster? Ever put a silence cloth on your table? This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.

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