Zooman Sam

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Zooman Sam
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Author Lois Lowry
Series The Sam Series
Genre Young adult novel
Publication date
September 27, 1999
Preceded by See You Around, Sam!

Zooman Sam (1999) is a young adult novel by Lois Lowry. It is part of a series that Lowry wrote about Anastasia and her younger brother Sam.

Plot summary[edit]

It's Future Job Day at Sam's nursery school, and Sam, who has zookeeping aspirations, is thrilled when his teacher says he can tell the other children about a series of zoo animals: "For six weeks he could stand in front of the circle and feel that feeling of being the most interesting person in the room."

As always, the patient and loving Krupnik family stands by as Anastasia's irrepressible little brother struggles with a set of almost impossible goals.


Kirkus Reviews finds that "The plotting is leisurely, the story is slender, and a subplot about the training of the family dog barely registers." and "... the material runs out of steam before the novel ends." but "Fans of the Sam books may find satisfaction in the nicely foreshadowed but still unanticipated punch line."[1] Rob Reid spoke positively "It's a hilarious scene that will have the elementary-age crowd laughing."[2]


  1. ^ "Zooman Sam". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Reid, Rob (2004). Cool Story Programs for the School-age Crowd. American Library association. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-83-890887-7. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 

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