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 Samantha...got 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 leave without saying goodbye? The answer is simple. Sam knows in her heart that uncle Paul is in danger. If only he'd left a clue...Well, if Sam's Uncle Paul taught her anything, it's that not everything is exactly what it seems. Which is why we should pay close attention to that rusty red umbrella, and never trust a monkey at a hula-hoop contest.
The RAIN is coming and whether she likes it or not, Samantha Spinner is about to find herself mixed up in some super-puzzling, super-dangerous, super-secret plans. And if she's brave enough, she might just find Uncle Paul. --from the publisher
256 pages 978-1524720001 Ages 8-12
Samantha's Uncle Paul has disappeared ...leaving his treasures to the family:
- Her sister gets $2,400,000,000 and she's ready to start shopping.
- Her brother gets the New York Yankees and he's ready to start owning.
- Samantha got a rusty old umbrella with a tag that says "Watch our for RAIN."
Sam knows in her heart that her Uncle Paul is in danger. Now she just has to find the clues they can use to solve the mystery. All is not what it seems. Step by step clues begin to appear that take her around the world in search of the truth, the danger and the answers.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com