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Title:
Cam Jansen and the chocolate fudge mystery
ISBN:
9780670849680

9780142402115

9780756941673

9780613228299
Publication:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1993.
Physical Description:
58 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
14.
Summary:
When Cam Jansen and her friend Eric uncover a mystery while selling fudge door-to-door to raise money for the local library, Cam uses her photographic memory to foil a crime.
Reading Level:
"Ages 7-10"--Page 4 of cover.

Elementary Grade.

560 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 3.7.

Reading Counts! 2.6.
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J ADLER, D.
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Summary

Summary

While selling fudge to raise money for the local library, Cam Jansen, a young sleuth with a photographic memory, and her best friend, Eric, stumble upon a mystery behind the door of the house next door.


Author Notes

David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University.

He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

Raising money for charity, Cam Jansen and her sidekick, Eric, are selling fudge bars door to door. With her photographic memory and her eye for the suspicious, Cam matches a stranger in the neighborhood with an unsolved bank robbery. Though not as carefully plotted as some of Adler's earlier titles, the fourteenth book in the popular series will be a hit with Cam's fans. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. Cam (short for Camera) Jansen and her faithful companion, Eric Shelton, encounter yet another mystery as they try to raise funds for charity by selling fudge bars and rice cakes. (They never do explain the mystery of that unlikely combination.) This time Cam spots a woman behaving suspiciously in the vicinity of a supposedly vacant house. It requires only Cam's photographic memory (which she activates by saying "Click" constantly), deductive reasoning, and a short surveillance for the duo to ascertain that a criminal is hiding out and to alert a grateful police force. Cam satisfies the childhood fantasy of being smarter than adults and dealing successfully with mystery and danger, and young readers seem to be able to tolerate the clicks and to suspend reality in order to marvel at her wonderful ways. Another fix for the beginning readers who demand mystery books. ~--Sheilamae O'Hara