Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of the Dark

By Katie Tsang (Author), Kevin Tsang (Author), Nathan Reed (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover


Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of the Dark

by Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang, Nathan Reed
He’s faced ghosts, sharks, and now the DARK! This third book in the humorous series takes Sam Wu on a brand-new adventure: camping. Is he prepared for the scariest thing he may ever encounter?
Sam Wu is NOT afraid of the dark—but proving how brave you are is hard work. Especially when Sam’s about to face his greatest challenge yet: a camping trip in the woods with his best friend, Bernard, Bernard’s dad, and Sam’s annoying cousin from Hong Kong. That means confronting all kinds of terrifying things, like grizzly bears, vampire bats, werewolves, aliens, and most horrible of all . . . Ralph ZInkerman, the worst person in the WHOLE UNIVERSE! But when something strange starts haunting the woods, can Sam and his crew band together to become Masters of the Dark? And could they even have FUN?
Praise for Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts
“Reluctant readers and fans of the Wimpy Kid series and its ilk will appreciate the book’s dynamic type, graphics galore, cartoonish illustrations, and ironic footnotes. . . . will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different.” —Kirkus

“When Sam soaks his sheets in pickle juice or constructs a special ghost trap, readers are sure to be delighted, but adult readers will see his true act of courage occurs when his friends come to his house for the first time. Amid worries about what Zoe and Bernard will think of the food his mother serves for dinner, Sam stands up for his favorite Cantonese dishes, and his friends enjoy them. It’s a nice bit of cultural reflection that isn’t seen often in literature for this age group; many readers will appreciate it. VERDICT Fans of Alvin Ho and Hank Zipzer will laugh out loud at Sam’s zany ­capers.” —School Library Journal

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Katie and Kevin Tsang are Americans who met while studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Some of Sam Wu's experiences are based on Kevin's childhood. He works as a healthcare technology consultant. Katie writes YA as Katherine Webber. They currently live in London and the books in the Sam Wu series are their first together.

Pub Date: 8/6/2019

ISBN: 9781454933717

Price: $12.95 / $17.50 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 240 pages, b-w illus. throughout

Trim: 5 x 7.4 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Juvenile / Middle Grade Fiction

Age Range: 7 to 12

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Carton Quantity: 24

Series: Sam Wu Is Not Afraid