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Cam Jansen and the Sports Day Mysteries: A Super Special [NOOK Book]

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It's Sports and Good Nutrition Day for the fifth grade at Cam Jansen's school! Cam and her friends are going to Franklin Park to run races, play soccer and baseball, and have a picnic lunch. They are all walking to the park when a local bakery is robbed. Cam must use her photographic memory to help the police. But meanwhile, she has races to run! Then, when the soccer ball goes missing in the middle of a game, Cam is on the case! And, later, Cam and her classmates are playing baseball when all of the gloves are ...
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It's Sports and Good Nutrition Day for the fifth grade at Cam Jansen's school! Cam and her friends are going to Franklin Park to run races, play soccer and baseball, and have a picnic lunch. They are all walking to the park when a local bakery is robbed. Cam must use her photographic memory to help the police. But meanwhile, she has races to run! Then, when the soccer ball goes missing in the middle of a game, Cam is on the case! And, later, Cam and her classmates are playing baseball when all of the gloves are taken. Who could have stolen them? Cam Jansen is going to have to click her way into solving this, and all three of the day's mysteries!


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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cathi I. White
Calling all Cam Jansen fans! You will love reading this book because it is three mysteries in one. Cam is a girl who has a photographic memory, thus the nickname Cam. She also likes to solve mysteries and is quite good at it. In this exciting book, she gets involved with three new mysteries while participating in Sports and Nutrition Day with her fifth grade classmates. The first mystery involves a thief wearing a large red hat who steals from the local bakery. No one can figure out how the thief escaped with a large fence beside the bakery. Not even the police have a clue! The second mystery absorbs all the children while they are playing soccer. The ball is kicked out of the park but strangely disappears. The children search everywhere, but cannot find it. The third mystery has a twist that includes two teens nearby who are engrossed with an envelope that one of the teachers has put in her purse. The whole team's baseball gloves disappear while they are playing on the field. Then the valuable envelope is missing as well. Readers will be intrigued as they follow each mystery and the clues Cam finds to help solve them. Cam and her friends learn some important lessons throughout the day's activities and adventures. This awesome chapter book will keep readers involved until each mystery is solved. The illustrations are beautifully drawn. Mystery buffs and sports readers alike will enjoy this book. Reviewer: Cathi I. White
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101155530
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/2/2009
  • Series: Cam Jansen Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 396,677
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 430L (what's this?)
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

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 seven years earlier and the same teacher I had sometime in the 1950s. The teacher looked at me, smiled, and then told the roomful of parents, "A long time ago, when I 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 non-fiction.



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 in 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. I have really enjoyed writing about Cam Jansen and her many adventures.


For my books of non-fiction I write about subjects I find fascinating. My first biography was Our Golda: The Life of Golda Meir. To research that book, I bought a 1905 set of encyclopedia. Those books told me what each of the places Golda Meir lived in were like when she lived there.



I've written many other biographies, including books about Martin Luther King, Jr; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Helen Keller; Harriet Tubman; Anne Frank; and many others in my Picture Book Biography series.



I've been a Yankee 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 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. I am working now on another book about a courageous man, Janusz Korczak.



My book One Yellow Daffodil is fiction, too, but it's based on scores of interviews I did with Holocaust survivors for my books We Remember the Holocaust, Child of the Warsaw Ghetto, The Number on My Grandfather's Arm, and Hiding from the Nazis. The stories I heard were compelling. One Yellow Daffodil is both a look to the past and to the future, and expresses my belief in the great spirit and strength of our children.



I love math and was a math teacher for many years, so it was fun for me to write several math books including Fraction Fun, Calculator Riddles, and Shape Up! Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons.



In my office I have this sign, "Don't Think. Just Write!" and that's how I work. I try not to worry about each word, 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.



Well, it's time to get back to dreaming, and to writing, my dream of a job.



David A. Adler is the author of more than 175 children’s books, including the Young
Cam Jansen
series. He lives in Woodmere, New York.


Joy Allen lives in Cameron Park, California.



























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  • Posted January 17, 2011

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    Calling ALL Super Sleuths, Check this Mystery Out!!!

    Cam is at it again in another wonderful mystery. Jennifer Jansen, aka "The Camera", (for her photographic memory) and her friends help to captivate the imagination of their readers in three wonderful sports mysteries in one day. Cam allows her audience to visualize each instance of the mystery and the active life she lives. First, Cam has to find a missing fence that belongs to the local bakery. Then, a missing soccer ball. Finally, all the teams' baseball gloves are taken. How will she find so many things in only one day? As a Kindergarten teacher I use the Cam Jansen series to introduce chapter books and the excitement of reading. This series is great for boys and girls of all ages. This particular book is a great end of the year book to read around track and field day. It is themed around celebrations and sports. If you visit the Cam Jansen's Super Sleuth Headquarters, you can find thematic units to accompany the Cam Jansen series. You can also find a list of all the Cam Jansen books, along with worksheets. Many of my students have begun to read these books or the Young Cam Jansen Mysteries. Pick one up and you will see the fantasies she allows you and your child to have!!!

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    Posted February 19, 2013

    Good book

    Nice story!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$:)

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