Item description for Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery (Easy-to-Read, Puffin) by David A. Adler & Susanna Natti...
Overview When Cam Jansen and her best friend Eric go to the beach for the day, they soon find themselves embroiled in yet another mystery when Cam's mother disappears, in an easy-to-read story for young readers. Reprint.
Cam Jansen has a great time looking for shells on the beach with her friend Eric and her aunt Molly. But when they're done, Cam's mother is nowhere in sight She was just sitting under a red umbrella, so how could she have disappeared? With a click, Cam puts her photographic memory to work to find her mom.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Jun 23, 2003
ISBN 0142500798 ISBN13 9780142500798 UPC 051488003991
Availability 126 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 19, 2017 06:25.
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More About David A. Adler & Susanna Natti
I’ve always been a dreamer... A few years ago I was at Open School Night for my middle son. His fourth-grade teacher was the same one my eldest son had had seven years earlier and the same teacher I had had some time in the 1950s. The teacher looked at me, smiled, and then told the roomful of parents, “A long time ago, when I had just started teaching, David was in my class.” She smiled again and said, “I went to the principal and asked, ‘What should I do with Adler? He’s always dreaming.’ ‘Leave him alone,’ the principal answered. ‘Maybe one day he’ll be a writer.’”
That’s her story, not mine. But I know I did dream through much of my early school years and I did become a writer. Dreamers become writers, and, for me, being a published writer is a dream come true.
I write both fiction and nonfiction. I begin my fiction with the main character. The story comes later. Of course, since I’ll be spending a lot of time with each main character, why not have him or her be someone I like? Andy Russell is based, loosely, on a beloved member of my family. He’s fun to write about, and the boy who inspired the character is even more fun to know. Cam Jansen is based, even more loosely, on a classmate of mine from the first grade whom we all envied because we thought he had a photographic memory. Now, especially when my children remind me of some promise they said I made, I really envy Cam’s amazing memory.
For my books of nonfiction I write about subjects I find fascinating. I’ve been a Yankees and a Lou Gehrig fan for decades, so I wrote Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man. It’s more the story of his great courage than of his baseball playing. Children face all sorts of challenges, and it’s my hope that some will be inspired by the courage of Lou Gehrig.
The Babe & I is fiction, but it’s based on fact – on newspaper reports of a nine-day period in 1932. The book blends my love of history, my love of baseball, and my tendency to dream. In the story, a boy finds a way to help his family survive through the hard depression years and, in the process, comes to believe he’s doing it in partnership with his idol, the Babe.
My book of One Yellow Daffodil is fiction, too, but it’s based on scores of interviews I did with Holocaust survivors. The stories I heard from them were compelling. One Yellow Daffodil is a look both to the past and the future, and it expresses my belief in the great spirit and strength of our children.
In my office I have a sign that says, DON’T THINK. JUST WRITE! and that’s how I work. I try not to worry about each word, or even each sentence or paragraph. For me, stories evolve. Writing is a process. I rewrite each sentence, each manuscript, many times. And I work with my editors. I look forward to their suggestions, their help in the almost endless rewrite process.
David A. Adler currently resides in Long Island, in the state of New York. David A. Adler was born in 1947.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery (Easy-to-Read, Puffin)?
Young Cam Jansen has her fantastic memory tested again... Jan 19, 2005
You have to love Cam Jansen. When you're a kid, you read all of these stories about magic powers, mystery, and adventure. But everyone tells you magic can't exist. Cam Jansen manages to solve every case without the use of magic... she's a real girl. That's what makes her special and what makes you want to read more and more. Cam Jansen is a real kid superhero, and the thought that a person like her could actually exist... makes her the best kid detective ever! Our family loves Cam Jansen!