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The School Play Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #21)

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The Cam Jansen series is perfect for young readers who are making the transitionto 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.

Author Bio: David A. Adler (www.davidaadler.com) lives in Woodmere, New York.

When a thief takes the box office money at the school ...

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The School Play Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #21)

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Overview

The Cam Jansen series is perfect for young readers who are making the transitionto 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.

Author Bio: David A. Adler (www.davidaadler.com) lives in Woodmere, New York.

When a thief takes the box office money at the school play, Cam uses her photographic memory to solve the mystery.

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Children's Literature
Those who have read other books about Cam know that she has a photographic memory and she loves to solve mysteries. In this story, the kids are putting on a play about Honest Abe Lincoln. The ticket money is part of a charitable fund-raising activity. When the cash box is stolen, it is Cam's memory and deductive reasoning that help catch the thief. Here is a quick read and another enjoyable escapade for those who love the series, but as with all of the books, it stands on its own. 2003 (orig. 2001), Puffin Books,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Cam Jansen is at it again, this time solving the puzzle of who stole the ticket money at the school play. When two of her classmates are assigned to collect money and put it in a taped box, Cam joins them and watches the people filing in, paying for tickets, and getting to their seats. When the three friends finish the job and open the box, only a few dollars are inside, despite a packed house. The teacher calls the police, and Cam begins clicking her way through the scenes in her photographic memory until she figures out who committed the crime and how. Adler spoon-feeds readers the solution as the young detective figures it out, taking away the fun of learning to read for information. No clues exist in the text that would allow children to say, "I got it!" while they read. Other parts of the story seem incomplete as well, such as the scene in which the thief is made to watch the end of the play, which is about "Honest Abe Lincoln." The scene consists of two characters greeting each other with a "Hello" onstage. The teacher then says to the thief, "I hope you watched that. You can learn a lesson from Honest Abe Lincoln." Well, perhaps, but not from that pointless bit of dialogue. Of course, Cam has a following and children will probably want to read this book, but there are better mysteries out there.-Holly Belli, Bergen County Cooperative Library System, West Caldwell, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142403556
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Series: Cam Jansen Series , #21
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 200,830
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.73 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Great Mystery!

    I really liked it because Cam just kept going and did not give up. It was a good story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Cam jansen

    I love cam jansen books so i should love this one!!!!everyone has been talking about this book everyday! Posted from JB

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