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The Green School Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #28)
     

The Green School Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #28)

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by David A. Adler, Joy Allen (Illustrator), David Adler, Allen (Illustrator)
 

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No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!

Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to the school Green Day assembly. For each can and bottle Cam and her classmates brought in to be recycled, the school has earned a nickel. But when it is time to count the money, all the rolls of

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No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!

Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to the school Green Day assembly. For each can and bottle Cam and her classmates brought in to be recycled, the school has earned a nickel. But when it is time to count the money, all the rolls of coins go missing. Can Cam find the not-so-green thief? 

The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Patricia Williamson
This is a great ecological mystery that infuses green vocabulary and the story of children who are curious in one book. Cam and her friend Eric are observant and excited for the school's Green Day assembly. If the school raises enough money, then the possibility of a skylight is assured. Mr. Day, the Physical Education teacher, is collecting the coins and takes the rolls out to share at the assembly; but something goes very wrong. When the box of coins is revealed, the coins have been replaced with bricks. Does Cam have the "click" power to remember details of the day to help solve the mystery? Does her friend Eric have the will power to stick with her through the process? Will the principal allow them out of class to explore and do the detective work needed to find the answer? All of these issues loom large, and while ecology is infused it is not the main topic; but rather subordinate to the mystery of the coins. Ultimately, Cam and Eric are very successful and the mystery is solved and the dimes are found and the students get the pleasure of enjoying the sunshine from their labors. The ecology of going green is wound into the story in such a way as to be available information without being overwhelming and much of the technical jargon is clearly explained in context. Reviewer: Patricia Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142414569
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/03/2009
Series:
Cam Jansen Series , #28
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
252,649
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

David A. Adler (www.davidaadler.com and www.camjansen.com) is the author of more than 175 children’s books. Before becoming a children’s book author, he taught math and science, and completed master’s degrees in marketing and economics. He lives in Woodmere, New York.

Joy Allen (www.joyallenillustration.com) has illustrated many children’s books, including Pleasant Company’s Hopscotch Hill School series. She lives in Garden Grove, California.

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The Green School Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #28) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOL SO MUCH ADOUT THIS BOOK
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I enjoy reading the Cam Jansen book series because reading is fun
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Lucy Clare Pieratt More than 1 year ago
It's so going green with Cam and Eric till the dimes are missing Cam and Eric will help find them?
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With pride, principal Dr. Prell declares the elementary school has become a ¿Green School¿ with its can collection recycling drive to pay for skylights in order to cut back on electricity. Students have brought in cans that are given to recycling each can brings in a nickel. The school has 927 rolls of nickels.---------------- At the Green Day assembly to show the rolls of nickels to the students before it goes to the bank, the wagon holding the loot instead contains bricks. While the police investigate, photographic memory whiz, Cam Jansen begins ¿clicking¿ what she saw earlier in the day in hopes of solving who stole the coins and how. On a roll, Cam gets closer to solving the Green School theft.----------------- Targeting second and third graders, the latest Cam Jansen elementary school mystery is a fun tale starring the amateur sleuth at her photographic clicking best as she solves the case. The story line focuses on the how the crime was pulled off but equally on what young children can pragmatically do to help green the planet. The illustrations enhance a fine early elementary school relevant mystery that the audience will love clicking away while driving parents happy (for reading) and crazy (for clicking).---------- Harriet Klausner