Cam Jansen #6: The Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball

by David A. Adler

Other authorsSusanna Natti (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1991



Local notes

R Adl






Puffin (1991), Mass Market Paperback, 64 pages


Cam uses her photographic memory to identify the person who stole a valuable autographed baseball.


Original publication date


Physical description

64 p.; 7.5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member marybetha
Cam Jamsen, a fifth grader,who has a memory like a camera is called upon to solve the mystery of who stole the prized baseball signed by Babe Ruth from the community hobby show.
LibraryThing member katietwa08
I absolutely loved reading this series growing up. The idea of having a eidetic memory was such an incredible dream to have. For those young readers who love mysteries, this book as well as any other Cam Jensen books are a great read! Definitely the kind of story to keep readers on their toes and
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following every detail closely to solve the mystery themselves.
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LibraryThing member iamryancorcoran
This is one of the first books I connected with. I often thought I had photographic memory, Just like Cam, and would 'click' photo's of images into my photo album(memory).
LibraryThing member NMiller22
Cam Jansen has the perfect chance to show off her amazing mental camera at the community hobby show. When a prized baseball is stolen, Cam's memory is put to the test. Book #6
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Attending the local community hobby show, Cam Jansen and her best friend Eric Shelton are there when a valuable baseball, signed by Babe Ruth himself, goes missing. Cam immediately suspects that the boy in the bright green jacket that she sees leaving the community hall has taken the baseball, and
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she and Eric pursue him. But when they catch him in the park, he reveals that he is carrying a different baseball. Has Cam made a mistake, or is something else afoot...?

Originally published in 1982, Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball was the sixth entry in author David A. Adler's beginning chapter-book series about this fifth-grade sleuth and her photographic memory. I recall reading many of these books when I was a young girl, and I am currently revisiting them as part of a project to familiarize myself with series intended for readers ages six through eight. Recommended to fans of Cam Jansen, and to anyone looking for mysteries for young readers who are just getting going with chapter-books.
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