Samantha Learns a Lesson: A School Story

Samantha Learns a Lesson: A School Story

Samantha attends Miss Crampton's Academy, a private school for proper young ladies. Samantha wants to win the gold medal in the speaking contest, but she's worried about Nellie, the poor servant girl who has become her friend. If she can teach Nellie to read, maybe the boys and girls at school will stop calling Nellie "dummy" and "ragbag." Samantha sets up a school in Grandmary's tower room and becomes Nellie's teacher. But Nellie teaches Samantha some very important lessons, too.

Title:Samantha Learns a Lesson: A School Story
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780937295137
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  • E

    This was my favorite of the Samantha books because of the strong social message and the effortless way in which it is executed. In the other books, Nellie is often portrayed as a helpless, lower class...

  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)

    I loved reading these books when I was a girl, and now I am enjoying revisiting these stories and remembering the little details. Samantha is a wonderful main character, and the stories are simple and...

  • Jessika

    This is truly a great series of books for young girls. Despite the appeal of the dolls, I remember this series more than satiated my thirst for books when I was younger. Not only were the stories ente...

  • Kaley Catron

    This book was cool to read because they talked about the factories that I had previously not known about when I first read these books but now since APUSH I've learned more about them and it was more ...

  • Jasmine Shadows

    Character building stories. Samantha is a very delightful character....

  • Katelyn Marie

    What a lovely read I do love Samantha and her Grandmother!!! It still amazes me at how childern were expected to work in such dangerous factories!!!!...

  • Panda Incognito

    This book further develops the story of Nellie. Samantha learns more about her background as a child factory worker, and grows in her compassion and awareness for people outside of her privileged bubb...

  • Patricia Wilson

    Samantha Learns a Lesson by Susan J. Adler is a 55 page historical fiction book. It is one book in a series set in 1904. This book is for children of primary age to 100. This book is makes you want to...

  • Jennifer

    I think that Samantha grows in this book, but she also has more respect for Grandmary when she over hears what Grandmary says to Mrs. Eddleton. I also think that both Nellie and Samantha learn a lot f...

  • Victoria Fry

    I find Samantha's speech on progress at the end of the book so inspiring and still, sadly, quite timely....