Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball
by Russell Ginns
from Delacorte / Random House
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!”)
“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 of the Center for Children’s Books