Changes for Samantha: A Winter Story by Valerie Tripp, Dan Andreasen

Changes for Samantha: A Winter Story

American Girl: Samantha #6

Valerie Tripp, Dan Andreasen

66 pages first pub 1988 (editions)

fiction childrens historical hopeful lighthearted reflective fast-paced


When she discovers that Nellie and her sisters have been sent to an orphanage, Samantha, now living with her aunt and uncle in New York City, tries to help her friends as much as she can.

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adventurous 62%
emotional 50%
hopeful 50%
inspiring 37%
lighthearted 37%
sad 37%
reflective 12%


fast 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 83% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

No: 57% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 83% | Yes: 16%

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