The Mystery of the Gold Coins (Cam Jansen Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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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. Now the first ten books in the series have updated covers that bring new life to these perennial best-sellers. Old fans and new readers will love Cam's cool, modern look!

While using her photographic memory to find her missing science fair project, Cam ...

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The Mystery of the Gold Coins (Cam Jansen Series #5)

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Overview

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. Now the first ten books in the series have updated covers that bring new life to these perennial best-sellers. Old fans and new readers will love Cam's cool, modern look!

While using her photographic memory to find her missing science fair project, Cam accidently locates two valuable gold coins.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janet Morgan Stoeke
The twists and turns in this fast-paced chapter book keep the reader guessing as well as reading. Cam has built a box camera for the science fair, only to have it stolen. Fortunately, her camera-like memory has kept a record of the many events preceding the theft. If she can unravel the facts, she hopes, the camera will reappear. She does, of course, and the second mystery of some stolen coins is resolved at the same time. A solid story, brisk and on target for the age group. 1998 (orig.
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"What wrongdoer is any match for Cam Jansen, the girl with the amazing photographic memory?" ( Booklist) "An uncluttered plot, a clever heroine, clear language, and a dash of humor make for a zestful mystery."(School Library Journal)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101076057
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 7/22/2004
  • Series: Cam Jansen Series, #5
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 358,648
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    About the book cam jansen

    Its ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    cam jansin

    if you like mistery books you need to reed cam jansin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2008

    Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins

    ISBN 0590200313 ¿ New to Cam Jansen, I might be expecting more of the books than they can deliver. I really do enjoy them, and realize kids won¿t necessarily nitpick the way I do. Cam and Eric think someone has followed them on their way to school with their science fair projects. Shortly after they reach school, the camera Cam made disappears and the trail leads to a coin store that¿s been robbed. Using her photographic memory and some skills of observation, Cam is on the trail to solving crimes even before anyone else knows they¿ve happened. I found it odd that the kids were on their way to school, which would sound like day time, and then chase a man into dark woods. It¿s always nice to see that Cam and Eric always get the police involved, rather than chasing criminals alone. Illustrations by Susanna Natti continue to not impress me and I think the books could do without them, since the target audience is pretty well past the picture book age. - AnnaLovesBooks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2004

    Excellent!

    This book is super duper!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2002

    Great Book!!!

    This is a great book. I liked the part when they caught the person that stole the gold coins.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2000

    It's Okay??

    This book is good but it needs to have more action.

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