Item description for Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery (Easy-to-Read) by David A. Adler & Susanna Natti...
Overview When Cam and her best friend Eric arrive at the library to peruse the massive selection of books, they stumble across a mystery just waiting to be solved, and Cam wonders if her photographic memory will save the day! Reprint.
Publishers Description When Cam Jansen, her father, and her friend Eric go to the library, Cam finds a mystery to read. But soon, she has a mystery to solve. Her father's shopping list has disappeared. Cam decides to use her amazing skills to investigate, and with a click, she puts her photographic memory into action. Where was the list seen last? And where can it possibly be? The Young Cam Jansen books are "appealing mini-mysteries that] will find a ready audience." ("Booklist ")
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 11, 2002
ISBN 0142302023 ISBN13 9780142302026 UPC 051488003991
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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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery?
Cam reading mysteries as I read about hers! GREAT BOOK! 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 red 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!
Youg Cam Jonsen Apr 4, 2002
Cam Josen is a little girl that has an amazing memory. She loves reading mysteries. I like to read all the books of Cam Jonsen. I like to read mystery books like Cam. This book showed me that any thing I have,I must keep in a safe place, where could remember where I put it. This story is a perfect story for kids of my age. I engoyed this book and I liked it.
Can you solve it? Jul 7, 2001
Cam (a shortened nickname from "camera") Jansen has a photographic memory. Along with her friend Eric Shelton, she solves a mystery. The young reader is challenged to pay attention to clues and solve the mystery as well. This is a transitional book aimed at the beginning reader who is starting on short chapter books. The full-color illustrations are appropriate for the story. A memory game is included. This is seventh in a series that should make beginning readers feel successful.