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All About Sam
First edition
Author Lois Lowry
Language English
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages 176
ISBN 978-0544582354

All about Sam (1988) is a children's novel by Lois Lowry. It is part of a series of books that Lowry wrote about Anastasia Krupnik and her younger brother Sam.

Plot summary

Sam Krupnik is a mischievous little boy, but mostly curious. He is very smart, and from the day he was born, Anastasia was jealous.

The story is told from Baby Sam's viewpoint and consists of his observations, feelings and thoughts, in the manner of the 1989 movie LOOK WHO'S TALKING

Reason for writing the novel

On her website Lowry states the reason for writing the novel as:

"Sam was born when Anastasia was ten, and for a long time he existed only in the books about her. But kids liked him. Maybe he reminded them of their own little brothers. So at the request of young readers, I gave Sam his own series."
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