Cam Jansen: The Mystery Of The Stolen Diamonds #1 by David A. AdlerCam Jansen: The Mystery Of The Stolen Diamonds #1 by David A. Adler

Cam Jansen: The Mystery Of The Stolen Diamonds #1

byDavid A. AdlerIllustratorSusanna Natti

Paperback | July 22, 2004

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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.
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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Title:Cam Jansen: The Mystery Of The Stolen Diamonds #1Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.17 inPublished:July 22, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142400106

ISBN - 13:9780142400104

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

Customer Reviews of Cam Jansen: The Mystery Of The Stolen Diamonds #1


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Mystery Series for Youngsters I first met Cam Jansen a few years back when my son read a couple aloud to me as his reader, so I picked up a few more for him.  I was impressed with the quality of the mystery for this level of reading.  Starting here with the first book in the series, I'm again impressed with this mystery series for first chapter book readers.  Cam (aka Jennifer) and Eric are two interesting and curious children with a lot of smarts.  Cam's photographic memory is an unusual device and makes for a fun element to these mysteries.  The children do some daring things but ultimately are clever and responsible enough not to go too far.  They may wait before calling the police but call the police they always do in the end.  This mystery is quite clever and will have would-be sleuths scratching their heads trying to figure out who the robber is and how he managed to escape.  This is the type of book I would have read as a child.  Well-done sketches accompany the text making for a pleasant reading experience.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wave of flashbacks. The following is a confession from Stella Chen: I've always wanted to be like Cam Jansen. Photographic memory? Heck yes! I thought I'll ace every test in school and become a detective one day. Unfortunately, that never happened so I have to rely on stupid studying to get me through school. -le sigh- Also, please read my review of The Absent Author by Ron Roy to take a peek at my childhood and how I became The Girl That Loves Mystery Books.
Date published: 2012-08-07

Editorial Reviews

"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)