The Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper (Cam Jansen Series #11)

The Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper (Cam Jansen Series #11)

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by David A. Adler
     
 

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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!

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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!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
The fifth-grade girl detective is shopping for school supplies when another customer discovers her shopping bag is missing. Cam and her friend Eric follow leads until they not only find the thief but discover what she is doing with what she steals. A quick and satisfying read, the book is well served by Natti's line drawings in this eleventh entry of the 'Cam Jansen" series. 1999 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5 In another quickly paced, easy-to-read mystery, fifth-grade Cam Jansen and her friend Eric help identify the thief who is stealing shopping bags of merchandise and exchanging the contents for cash. Cam employs her photographic memory to nab the clever woman who never leaves Binky's department store with any evidence to accuse her. The two young detectives are then rewarded with complimentary school supplies and a gift from the store's owner. There is little character development, but the story will hold readers' attention. Fans of the series will not be disappointed with this eleventh adventure about Cam. Maureen Wroblewski, Newark Pub . Lib . , N.Y.
From the Publisher
Action-packed from the seemingly innocent beginning to the satisfying end. (School Library Journal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101075937
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/22/2004
Series:
Cam Jansen Series , #11
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
660,564
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
File size:
2 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 the Stolen Corn Popper (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #11) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 8 years old and I love Cam Jansen
Bernita Roberson More than 1 year ago
I have read so many cam jansen books that i love them so much.
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I liked this book beacae it was a good mistere
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