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The Reappearance of Sam Webber

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The protagonist, eleven-year-old Sam Webber, has been called "Little Sam" his whole life. But now Big Sam has disappeared, perhaps for good. Without his dad, Little Sam is just plain "Samuel"—and lonely. When he and his mom have to move from their comfortable Baltimore home to a rough inner-city neighborhood, he has plenty to be afraid of: the depression that seems to be e ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Bancroft Press
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Cheryl
Jan 09, 2011 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The year is 2018. Al Queda terrorists are holding hostage a bus load of Americans. In exchange for their release, the terrorists want information on an anti-terrorist bio weapon.

Jay Weise works as an insurance adjustor for NetHealth. Though, Jay has another life. He is the President of the United States. Jay and a bunch of other people from across the world are all part of what is known as The International Organization of Fantasy Governments. Weise is always looking for someone new to add to h
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Dec 25, 2010 J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Naperville White House is a world built around one man's fantasy. As he is President of the United States (POTUS) and runs a very real and somewhat stable government, he faces the very challenges that the actual POTUS faces and comes to understand just what it takes to run a nation and its very large and very real government. It brings the government into our homes, as a game, as a pseudo-reality, and forces us to realize just what kind of man or woman it takes to make such heavy and serious ...more
Holli
Jan 11, 2008 Holli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2007
One year in the life of 11 year old Sam Webber who’s father has just deserted the family and he and his mom have to move to a rough part of Baltimore where rents are cheaper. The struggles Sam has as he tries to adjust to a new school where he is bullied and life without his dad. Mom struggles with depression, he befriends a 70something year old black man named Greeley and his mom’s boss Junie and her husband Ditch become important friends. Felt like the book didn’t really go anywhere and the ki ...more
Karen
Nov 15, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love books about social conscience. This is a great book about acceptance of others, of your situation, and the fact that sometimes what you have is actually better than you first thought. I think this would be a great book for teens.
Kate
Apr 04, 2012 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


I gave up. It didn't hold my interest and there are too many books on my list that I want to read.
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I enjoyed Sam's story. It read as an autobiography (very believable writing).
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Jonathon Scott Fuqua has written the highly praised and Alex Award-winning novel, The Reappearance of Sam Webber, as well as the critically acclaimed and recently published book, Gone and Back Again.

He is also the author of three much lauded, award-winning young adult novels: King of the Pygmies, DARBY, and The Willoughby Spit Wonder.

For teenagers and adults, he penned a groundbreaking graphic no
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