Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans (Samantha Spinner #1) by Russell Ginns

Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans (Samantha Spinner #1)

For Samantha Spinner, it just isn't fair. Her uncle Paul disappeared, and here's what he left: Samantha's sister got a check for $2,400,000,000. Samantha's brother got the New York Yankees. And a rusty red umbrella with a tag hanging off of its worn handle. The tag says "Watch out for the RAIN." Thanks, Uncle Paul. Even harder for Samantha to understand is, after all the strawberry waffles they've shared, how could Uncle Paul l...

Details Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans (Samantha Spinner #1)

TitleSamantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans (Samantha Spinner #1)
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherDelacorte Books for Young Readers
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Mystery, Humor, Travel

Reviews Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans (Samantha Spinner #1)

  • Siusan
    Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans is an amazing adventure tale. Samantha and her brother start in Seattle and end up traveling all over the globe via a secret transportation system while they search for their missing uncle. They have to fight of ninjas, evil rings, and hunger. This story introduces young readers to famous sites around the world, well known art, other countries as well as some well known rare collector's items. This tale...
  • Robby
    My teacher gave me his review copy. He said I'd like it because something about it stinks. I thought that was a weird way to recommend a book. But he was right! The book is full of ninjas that stink! Is that a spoiler? I dunno.
  • BookishOwlette
    One Line Review: Meet the new Kim Possible.This was a very fun read! I love how its soo light hearted and imaginative. I found myself wondering maybe there is a secret opening in all those historical landmarks but I wasn't looking hard enough! I'd be soo mad at myself if I missed them!Samantha gave me strong Kim Possible vibes. She is smart, adventurous and has a Ron-like sidekick in her brother. She travels the world through those secret tunnel...
  • Dale V.
    Samantha tries to solve mysteries around the world while her brother does dumb things that get them both in trouble. That's the story of my life, too!(Except for the part about the ninjas. I don't have ninjas following me. At least I don't think I do.)This book is really, really funny.
  • Princess Fussypants
    I like stories where girls kick butt.Samantha lets the ninjas have it.This is an adventure for future kick*ss girls.
  • Jodi Weslerman
    I laughed when Samantha’s life is saved because she holds up a loaf of French bread and it is very stale so it stops a ninja throwing star.If I visit France someday I will get some stale bread. This book just saved my life!!
  • Book Lady
    My daughter and I read this book together. What a charming adventure!This story is just what people need right now.Sam is fearless and smart. She is excited to explore the world and meet new people. She is a girl of action and kid with a brain, too.Girls (and their annoying little brothers also) need more heroes like Samantha Spinner.
  • Lisa
    Lots of super secret fun to be had in this one! So glad it's book 1 in a series, can't wait to recommend it middle reading super sleuths.
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus
  • Carl Wantanbe
    This book is a funny puzzle, and there are puzzles hidden all over this funny book.Lots of fun!
  • Sheely T.
    A super-secret superhero girl.Samantha Spinner is the right book at the right time.With so many mixed-messages shouted at girls, here is a middle grade hero for everyone!
  • Pop Corny
    Geography and Laughs.I was lucky enough to get a review copy for my class. The kids love stinky ninjas and secret tunnels.What a nice introduction to a worldwide adventure series.
  • Emerald City
    This is our favorite middle grade book of 2018!From Seattle to France to Egypt, this book is full of laughs and adventure.Four of the five people in our group have irritating little brothers, so we know what we're talking about. (And all five of us want to visit Paris.)Samantha is a Seattle superstar!
  • Time Reader
    This is a fun little book with a big heart.Samantha's uncle leaves her with an old umbrella and a big mystery. Where did he go? And why are they under attack from ninjas that smell like white board markers, wet paint, sardines, poopy diapers, coffee and moldy cheese?She and her brother search for clues, and learn about the big wide wonderful world along the way.This is a must read for adventure lovers, puzzlers and people who always wondered how ...
  • Emily
    This is a fun book. Love the strong girl character, the trivia, and how travel and experiences are more important than money. Very clever!
  • Plinky
    Sam is a girl from Seattle.She has a special umbrella.The umbrella has secret plans.Sam uses them to go around the world.This is a funny story about a big adventure. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!Spoiler alert: The bad guys are smelly ninjas who sneak around in sewers and they have a pet monkey who knows how to use a hula hoop.
  • Lynn
    This is a novel for girl’s novel for the 3rd and 4th graders. Samantha Spinner inherits a magical umbrella from her uncle. She eventually finds super secret international travel plans that lead her to several super secret places. Kids this age love this stuff, it should be a hit.
  • Will Sess
    My teacher shared a review copy with me.He said he thought I would like it because their were smelly ninjas in this story.He was right. The ninjas were really smelly.The book is funny!
  • Tommy Mertola
    This book is hilarious.It's an adventure and it's loaded with facts about famous and some not-famous places.But the story is really funny. I bet other kids are going to like it.
  • Corey
    I can not wait to 1. eat a baguette 2. book my next international trip 3. share this fabulous book with my niece!
  • Jillian Heise
    This was a fun read. Give to kids who like the 39 Clues series and/or like books with puzzles and mysteries to solve, or world travel.
  • Alison
    Amusing enough for me. Will recommend to my tween patrons.
  • Jill
    Samantha Spinner is depressed. Her uncle has gone missing. He used to make her and her little brother Nipper and her older sister Buffy strawberry waffles every morning before school. He was eccentric, wearing his green plaid pajamas and orange flip-flops every day, but he loved to talk about art and architecture, and he taught Samantha to say "please" and "thank you" and "what's the tallest building in the city?" in eleven different languages. ...
  • Melissa
    When Samantha's eccentric uncle goes missing, he leaves gifts behind for his nieces and nephew. Buffy gets a check for 2.4 billion dollars, Nipper gets the deed to Yankee stadium and the contracts for the team players, and Samantha gets... a rusty old umbrella. There's more to the umbrella than meets the eye as tiny clues in her Uncle's old office begin to together, revealing an international mystery involving hidden maps, priceless jewels, and s...
  • Shoshana
    Man, I really wanted to like this based off of the description. The premise could really lend to something funny, unexpected, and adventurous. Instead, "Samantha Spinner" dabbles in the absurd, to the point that I feel it talks down to kids, and expects them to swallow anything for the sake of a story. Again, the premise is cool: Samantha and her brother follow clues that lead them across the world in an elaborate puzzle. And while elements of th...
  • Connie
    Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans, a Delacorte book for young readers is recommended for children in grades 3 to 7. The age range is 8 to 12 years old. This is the first book in a new series with more adventures to come. The book’s main character Samantha shows a range of emotions in this book. She feels sad because their disappearing grandfather left her siblings expensive presents while she only received an old umbrella. When Samant...
  • Barbara
    After her beloved Uncle Paul disappears, Samantha Spinner is surprised that he has left the rest of her siblings expensive gifts or money and her red umbrella. How could that be? Samantha knows her uncle is eccentric, but surely, he'd have left his niece something more special. As it turns out, he has, and the umbrella leads to some secret paths that result in several adventures in various locations of the world. Readers who love puzzles, mysteri...
  • Rosie Rizk
    It was an interesting premise, but I didn't like the way it was written. It felt like a really bad spinoff of the 39 Clues series (in the sense of rich relative leaving kids with a legacy to travel the world), but it wasn't written anywhere near as well. It felt way more juvenile and unrealistic.Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Remy LeClair
    There's more to this book than meets the eye, but what's going on?This is a puzzle adventure about a girl who solves puzzles. There are also puzzles hidden between the pages of the book.But think there's more. What's going on? Who can tell me? I loved this book, but I give it 4 out of 5 stars because they don't tell me how to find out EVERYTHING.I WANT TO KNOW!
  • Kathy
    Read-alike to "Time Warp Trio" or "The Magic Treehouse", with lots of high adventure through different places in the world as Samantha and her brother try to find their missing mysterious Uncle Paul while battling stinky ninjas. Lots of gross humor. Read for the fast plot first, then go back and go through it again to figure out the embedded hidden codes