The Scary Snake Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #17)

The Scary Snake Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #17)

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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 fifteen books in the series have received updated covers, and the series redesign continues with books 16-22, bringing new life to these perennial bestsellers.

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The Cam Jansen series is perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books. The first fifteen books in the series have received updated covers, and the series redesign continues with books 16-22, bringing new life to these perennial bestsellers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Martha Cunningham
The Cam Jansen series is a popular one, geared to eight-to ten-year-olds or to children deemed "reluctant readers." This particular effort, number seventeen in the series, lacks the detail and suspense of many, but is still worth promoting; for along with the story of the purloined snake, to be used as a "news scoop," it shows a relaxed mother and two "normal" kids who nonetheless enjoy visits to the museum and are not afraid to speak up for the sake of fairness. As it is thinner than most of the Cam Jansen series, I would not want to introduce children to the series with this entry; but the author spends effort explaining the background of the girl and her talent, the photographic memory, which to many readers may be redundant. Part of the Puffin "Chapters" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3--Fans of the series will not be disappointed with this new title. Cam, her friend Eric, and her mother are visiting a city museum when a woman lets her pet snake out of a bag on the museum steps. Mrs. Jansen is videotaping the children and, in surprise, turns the still-running camera toward the incident. Then her camcorder is stolen. When they find it, the tape is missing. Then they see the video of the incident on TV for the "News Scoop" contest and go to the station to track down the thief. This is an easy-to-read chapter book that solves a believable mystery in a satisfying way. Black-and-white line drawings enliven the text.--Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142402887
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Cam Jansen Series , #17
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
453,899
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
460L (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.

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Scary Snake Mystery (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #17) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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I read this book on my sisters book, heres the answer:1) 10-12,2)yes,3) kinda. I was a big cam janson reader when i was little.
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It is awesome
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TIES IS FICKING GOOG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am doing sientific research on how many reviews I can get if I ask 3 questions: 1. What is the age range? 2. Is it a good book? 3. Is this a stupid book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How scary is this book