The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Series #1)

The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Series #1)

by David A. Adler, Susanna Natti

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No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory! 

Can Cam help catch the diamond thief? Cam and her friend Eric are sitting at the mall when the jewelry store is robbed. Cam sees the thief, but the police arrest the wrong person. Now it's up to Cam to catch the real criminal!

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.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101075999
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/22/2004
Series: Cam Jansen Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 627,864
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler is the author of more than two hundred children's books, including the Cam Jansen series, the easy-to-read Young Cam Jansen series and the Jeffrey Bones series. Visit David at and Cam at

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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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Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 7-year old daughter, Libby, thinks the book was "awesome." She liked that it was a mystery book for someone her age. It is fun, interesting, and just the right reading level for where she is at presently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves helping Cam solve mysteries
allison moss More than 1 year ago
i love it.
stharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very predictable realistic fiction. This book, a mystery would probably be good for young readers in first or second grade. The theme of the book was stuck to pretty well, but with a few deviations for development of the series information.
msequeira06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: I think this story is on the boarder line of fantasy and realistic fiction. Cam Jansen has a photographic memory which she uses to help the police find a thief (which photographic memories can be realistic) however, the extent to which her memory worked is exaggerated and almost fantasy. Other than this, the characters and plot are relatively realistic.
emgriff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cam Janson and her friend Eric are babysitting at the mall when they hear the jewelry store alarm sound and see a suspicious-looking man dashing toward the exit. But is he the real thief? Using their sleuthing skills and Cam's photographic memory, the friends are determined to track down the missing jewels. An easy to read, early chapter book, this story uses basic vocabularly, a fast-paced plot and black and white illustrations to keep the reader engaged. Limited characters avoid confusion on the part of early readers, but also make it evident very early on who the culprits must be. The end of the book, in which Cam finds herself confronting the criminals in their hideout, just isn't very convincing. To his credit, the author creates characters who deviate from traditional gender roles. Cam is the leader and the one with a very technical skill, while her friend Eric is knowledgable about children and cares for his little brother. While the plotline may be predictable to an adult reader, I do think many elementary school children (2nd - 4th grade) would enjoy figuring out the mystery and reading other the books in this series.
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