The Mystery of Flight 54 (Cam Jansen Series #12)

The Mystery of Flight 54 (Cam Jansen Series #12)

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by David A. Adler
     
 

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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 airport. Cam and Eric are greeting Aunt Molly when a young French girl—who can't speak English—disappears. Can Cam find her in the crowded airport? 

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Overview

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 airport. Cam and Eric are greeting Aunt Molly when a young French girl—who can't speak English—disappears. Can Cam find her in the crowded airport? 

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
The fifth-grade girl detective has to find a visiting French girl who doesn't speak a word of English and is lost in the airport. Using her photographic memory, Cam remembers seeing an older man who looked like the uncle whom the girl is to meet. Maybe she followed the wrong person. Readers will enjoy seeing Cam deduce the mystery while adults fluster around. Natti's line drawings, one to three per chapter, lighten the text and flesh out the characters in this twelfth entry of the "Cam Jansen" series.
Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Readers are swept into the plot immediately as Cam, her friend Eric, his mother, and her annoying, but well-meaning friend embark on a boat ride. When a wealthy passenger's dog is stolen, Eric, Cam, and her photographic memory spring into action. The mystery is solved through the kids' perseverance and the thief's verbal mistakes. As with the others in the series, this title is written in short chapters with large print and numerous black-and-white full and half-page illustrations. A game at the conclusion encourages readers to test their own powers of memory. This is a natural addition to early chapter-book collections.-Christina Dorr, Whitehall City Schools, OH Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
Action-packed from the seemingly innocent beginning to the satisfying end. (School Library Journal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101075944
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/22/2004
Series:
Cam Jansen Series , #12
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,209,074
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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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Mystery of Flight 54 (Cam Jansen Adventure Series #12) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love cam and her friend it is so cool to read and it makes it fun to read too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ggym
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All of the stars
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I am half way done with it and i love it so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! My 8 year old daughter loves Cam Jansen!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love mysteries and I love Cam Jansen books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay i've read better cam jansen mystery books! I would not read this book again.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I read was about a girl named Cam and her friend named Eric they were going to the airport so they can pick up Aunt Jansen from the airport but Cam and Eric and Cams mom didnot want to go.Also it was Aunt Jansen's birthday and Cam's mom wanted to stay to get the party ready.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is spectacular and very creative. This book is about a girl who has a very good memory because when ever she says "click" she remembers everything, just like a camera. The story is about Cam Jansen's Aunt Molly is coming into town. The first problem is about how Molly's little brown suitcase gets lost in the airport. Then as soon as they were going to the main desk , they overheard someone talking about how they lost one of their relatives. Her name was Simone and she was from France, she didn't speak any english. Will they find Simone?