Sam the Man & The Secret Detective Plan: Sam the Man #4

By: Frances O'Roark Dowell

Illustrator: Amy June Bates

Sam Graham loves solving mysteries. After successfully solving the mystery of Annabelle’s lost sock, Sam decides to make mystery-solving his main hobby (after tending the chickens, of course). He recruits his best friend Gavin and a couple of their classmates for a detective club, and together they’re ready for any mystery that comes their way. There’s a problem though…there are no cases to solve!

So, Sam comes up with a plan: They’ll take the most interesting things in the lost and found and try to find out who lost what. But who could a locked box, a very long stuffed snake, and a red jacket belong to? And how will Sam and his friends find them? And…why does that jacket smell so bad?!?

Black-and-white illustrations rendered in pencil.

ISBN: 9781534412583

JLG Release: Dec 2018

Series: Sam the Man
Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Mystery and detective stories , Clubs , Lost and found possessions , Schools , Family life

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Book Details



First Release

December 2018



Dewey Classification

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.2; Points: 3;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;


Level 680L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy

Potentially Sensitive Areas



Mystery and detective stories, Clubs, Lost and found possessions, Schools, Family life,

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