I got this book from my library. It took forever for it to come in, but it was worth the wait. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I read it cover to cover without leaving my couch once. Samantha's uncle is missing. He was there Friday. And then - he wasn't! After a week, the Spinner family find a note in their waffle maker, explaining that Uncle Paul was actually a rich explorer. And he gives them some pretty big presents. Sam's sister gets $2,400,000,000, and her brother gets the New York Yankees. Sam can't wait to get her present. It must be big - exciting - expensive! But all she gets is an umbrella with a note attached to it. It says "Watch out for the RAIN". Sam spends a week moping around the house, when her little brother notices something weird about the inside of the umbrella... It's a map! Follow Sam and Nipper, her little brother, on their adventures around the world, and watch them battle ninjas with baguettes, go on white water rapids without a raft, and more! I recommend this book for kids 8-11.