Samantha’s Surprise Written by Maxine Rose Schur Illustrated by Dan Andreasen Published by American Girl Publishing Published September 1990 Ages 7 and up Samantha, growing up in 1904, lives with her Grandma. Samantha’s Uncle Gard is coming to visit her for Christmas, but when he brings along a women named Cornelia, Samantha thinks she won’t get her perfect, happy Christmas. I think what makes this book good, is that she is a very likable character and that little girls can relate to her very easily. I think that this book would be good for children because they can enjoy reading about a character, but also be learning about what was happening in the past. It is also good for children because it brings about the subject of change, and trying to get along with someone who you have never met before. I think what is truly special about this book is the
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