Frances O’Roark Dowell

Frances O’Roark Dowell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Dovey Coe, which won the Edgar Award and the William Allen White Award; Where I’d Like to Be; The Secret Language of Girls and its sequels The Kind of Friends We Used to Be and The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away; Chicken Boy; Shooting the Moon, which was awarded the Christopher Medal; the Phineas L. MacGuire series; Falling In; the critically acclaimed The Second Life of Abigail Walker; Anybody Shining; Ten Miles Past Normal; Trouble the Water; and most recently the Sam the Man series. She lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina. Connect with Frances online at

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Sam the Man & the Cell Phone Plan book

"About" from the Simon and Schuster Fall 2018 Catalog

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problem solving · technology
Sam the Man & the Cell Phone Plan
cars · family · vehicles
Sam The Man & The Dragon Van Plan
friendship · detectives · mystery · mischief
Sam the Man & the Secret Detective Club Plan
nature · school · friendship · chickens · vegetables
Sam the Man & the Rutabaga Plan
mischief · vehicles · dragons · trucks
Sam the Man & the Dragon Van Plan
Sam the Man & The Chicken Plan book
Best Children's Books by Age · Age 7 · animals · jobs · trying new things · dads · fact filled · money · chickens
Sam the Man & The Chicken Plan


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