Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam by Susan Woodward SpringerSeldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam by Susan Woodward Springer

Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam

bySusan Woodward SpringerIllustratorAmy Meissner

Paperback | May 1, 2003

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Youngsters will love reading about  the misadventures of Sam, a fictitious eight-year-old boy from Seldovia, Alaska, who slips in and out of trouble--but always learns something in the process. In book one, Sam wants to find the biggest clam ever. He's digging so hard that he doesn't notice when the tide comes in. Will Dad get back with help in time? Come along with Sam on each exciting adventure as he discovers the wilderness right outside his door in Seldovia, Alaska. Read all the books in this growing series, The Misadventures of Seldovia Sam.
Susan Woodward Springer grew up in a fishing village on the coast of Maine. She attended college in Maine and Vermont, and moved to Alaska in 1985 where she developed the series, The Misadventures of Seldovia Sam.  She loves the outdoors and spent many years exploring the backcountry around the real town of Seldovia, Alaska bef...
Title:Seldovia Sam and the Very Large ClamFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 2003Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882405705

ISBN - 13:9780882405704

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


From the Author

"Alaska is so big that if you could lay it on top of the continental United States, it would cover one-fifth of all the other states. And there really is a place called Seldovia. It's about 250 miles south of Anchorage. But there are no roads to get there. To reach Seldovia you have to fly in a plane or take a boat. Some of the place-names in Sam's stories are real; others are made up. Like Sam's parents, lots of men and women in Seldovia fly Bush planes and fish commercially. Is there a real Sam Peterson in Seldovia? Not by that name. But there's a little bit of Sam in all the kids of Seldovia, just as I suspect there's a little bet of Sam in you."   ---Susan Woodward Springer

Editorial Reviews

Beginning readers will enjoy Sam's adventures, because he always seems to find mischief, even when he has the best intentions. The illustrations bring Sam and his dog, Neptune, to life for readers and will help those struggling with the story to better understand it and the characters that Springer has created.Sam is a delightful young person who will draw beginning chapter book readers into his rugged life in the Alaskan wilderness.                  ----Lynn Evarts, Book Reviews, ForeWord magazine