The Mystery at the Haunted House (Cam Jansen Series #13) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Cam Jansen series is perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books. The first ten books in the series have received updated covers, bringing new life to these perennial bestsellers. Now the series redesign continues with five more books, giving Cam a cool, modern look!


Cam and her friend Eric ...

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The Mystery at the Haunted House (Cam Jansen Series #13)

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Overview

The Cam Jansen series is perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books. The first ten books in the series have received updated covers, bringing new life to these perennial bestsellers. Now the series redesign continues with five more books, giving Cam a cool, modern look!


Cam and her friend Eric chase the thief of Aunt Katie's wallet through an amusement park and find themselves involved in another case requiring their special detective skills.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- An amusement park is the setting for this addition to a popular series. After spending time on the various rides, Cam, her Aunt Katie, Uncle George, and friend Eric decide to eat at the snack bar. That's when Aunt Katie notices that her wallet is missing, and the mystery unfolds. With the help of her photographic memory, Cam begins to gather and eliminate clues; before long, the guilty party is rounded up (at the haunted house, of course). The story flows logically and convincingly from problem to solution, with a few twists that add just the right amount of suspense for this audience. Cam is once again portrayed as a strong character, making this another worthy transitional chapter book. The format is open and inviting, and humorous black-and-white drawings appear on every other page. --Cheryl Cufari, N.A. Walbran Elementary School, Oriskany, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101076101
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/22/2004
  • Series: Cam Jansen Series , #13
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 195,100
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • File size: 4 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.



























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  • Posted May 29, 2010

    a good recommendation

    I will give a good recommendation to the Cam Jansen books by David A. Adler. We obtained most of these from the library, but we did find one, Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House, at a thrift store or garage sale and then purchased some others ourselves. This is one of a whole series of "Cam Jansen" mystery books about a girl named Jennifer Jansen, nicknamed "Cam" because she has a photographic memory like a camera, and her friend Eric Shelton, both ten years old, who solve mysteries.
    These are pretty much purely pleasure reading, but I think that mysteries are especially good because they can help the reader to develop thinking skills. The Cam Jansen books are for ages 7-10, but when I did a few of them as read alouds even I found the stories interesting. While I believe that there is a place for purely recreational reading, it seems to me that even books used for this purpose should have some substance to them, rather than being completely inane and insipid. We found the Cam Jansen books to have been worth the time and effort spent reading them.

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    Posted October 5, 2013

    Ivlove

    I lovw it when she finds the gost

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    can't wait to read!!!!!!!

    Sounds exciting!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2007

    A Cam Jansen Book Review

    'Cam Jansen and The Mystery at the Haunted House' by David A. Adler is a book about a girl named Cam who is smart. She is a ten year old who has a photographic memory. This book is about how Aunt Katie's wallet gets stolen while she is inside the haunted house. Cam uses her memory to help figure out how her aunt's wallet got stolen. Would you like to know how???? Read the book to find out. I think this book was okay. My eyes popped out of my head when the old lady got hit by the roller skate. I never expected that to happen.

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