Cam Jansen adventure #14: Cam Jansen: The Chocolate Fudge Mystery

by David A. Adler

Other authorsSusanna Natti (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1995

Status

Available

Local notes

R Adl

Collection

Publication

Puffin (1995), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 64 pages

Description

When Cam Jansen and her friend Eric uncover a mystery while selling fudge door-to-door to raise money for the local library, Cam uses her photographic memory to foil a crime.

Language

Original publication date

2004

Physical description

64 p.; 7.8 inches

ISBN

0140364218 / 9780140364217

Barcode

3160

User reviews

LibraryThing member ktibbs
Cam Jansen and her from Eric are going door to door selling chocolate and rice cakes for a charity for the elderly. Cam sees a mysterious woman walking down the street and throwing something away. After searching the trash they find nothing suspicious. They go to the next house and it seems no one is home, but there is a bag of groceries on the porch. Cam watches and see a man come out of the house. They suspect he has robbed the bank and the woman helped, they call the police and chase the woman to the store. Cam uses her photographic memory to help catch the woman who confesses. The policemen end up buying the chocolate and rice cakes in return.… (more)
LibraryThing member NMiller22
When Cam Jansen and her friend Eric uncover a mystery while selling fudge door to door to raise money for the local library, Cam uses her photographic memory to foil the crime. Book #14
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Cam Jansen and her best friend Eric Shelton stumble across a criminal in hiding while selling chocolate and candy for a local library program in this fourteenth entry in David A. Adler's beginning chapter-book series devoted to their adventures. Alerted, as always, by Cam's superior powers of observation, the two children, along with Cam's father and two local neighbors, foil the escape plans of the criminal and his confederate...

Although the resolution of many of the Cam Jansen Mysteries are unlikely - would Cam, Eric and Mr. Jansen really be included in the police chase that tracks down one of the robbers? - I would imagine that they are very satisfying for young readers, who will appreciate the idea of their favorite sleuth being in on the action. Like its predecessors, Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery relies upon its eponymous heroine's eidetic memory for the solving of the case, something I found fascinating as a young reader myself, even if its strains my adult credulity a bit during my current rereading project. Recommended to beginning chapter-book readers who enjoy mysteries, as well as to fans of Cam Jansen.
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Pages

64

Rating

(17 ratings; 3.5)
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