Samson, the Mighty Flea!

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Samson is the star of Fleabag’s Circus—this strong-flea can lift a match, he can lift a pea, he can lift lovely flea Amelie. But it’s not enough—Samson wants to be the biggest star anywhere, so he sets off into the big, wide world. Discover what happens to the world’s smallest strongman in this hilarious, touching tale.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2017
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2017-10-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002140, JUV031010, JUV039060
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.8 x 10.25
Lexile 540
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192445
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“A fun read-aloud for a circus-themed storytime.”—School Library Journal


“Humorous juxtapositions of Samson’s accomplishments and aspirations with the enormity of the world will keep the laughs coming throughout this bighearted story.”—Booklist

Author: Angela McAllister

Angela McAllister has written more than 50 picture books. She studied philosophy and has worked as a nanny. It was her work with children that first inspired her to begin writing children's books. Angela lives with her husband in Hampshire, UK.

Illustrator: Nathan Reed

Nathan Reed is a printmaker from South East London. His limited edition prints have been featured in the Guardian and on greeting cards. This is the first time Nathan has used this illustration style in a picture book.