Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Carnival Prize #9

by David A. Adler

Other authorsSusanna Natti (Illustrator)
Ebook, 2004

Status

Available

Local notes

R Adl

Collection

Publication

Puffin Books (2004), 64 pages

Description

When fifth-grader Cam notices that the prizes for the most difficult game at the school carnival are rapidly disappearing, she uses her amazing photographic memory to investigate.

Language

ISBN

9781101075975

Barcode

3158

User reviews

LibraryThing member eward06
This book represents a Realistic Fiction book. It is true to life and involves characters that develop and are unique. The plot works together well and does not seem too coincidental. Also, the setting is woven into the story. Cam is a round character because we continually find out more about her as the story unfolds. We learn that she takes mental pictures and solves crimes. There is some media used in this book and it is just sketches. It is appropriate for the Intermediate level.… (more)
LibraryThing member kfrost32
This is a realistic fiction book. Cam and her friends are participating in the school's fund raising carnival. Something is amiss with the dime toss. It appears to be too easy to win and soon all the prizes are gone. Is the game rigged? If so, by whom and how?
LibraryThing member NMiller22
At the school carnival, Cam Jansen thinks something funny is going on when only two people can win the prizes at the dime toss. Book #9
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Cam Jansen and her best friend Eric Shelton confront a mystery at their fifth grade carnival in this ninth chapter-book devoted to their crime-solving adventures. Intended to raise money for the school library, the carnival has many games, one of which - the Dime Toss - has a suspicious number of winners. With her photographic memory, Cam figures out what is really going on, and helps to prevent a pair of cheaters from triumphing at the expense of the carnival...

I enjoyed reading the Cam Jan Mysteries when I was a girl, and have been enjoying revisiting them of late, as part of a project to familiarize myself with fiction intended for readers just getting going with simple chapter-books. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize isn't one I specifically remember, but I still was able to guess what was going on almost instantly. That seems to be the case with all of the books in this series - as an adult reader I find the mysteries all a little obvious. That said, I do think the target audience will find them more engrossing, and will enjoy them.
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Pages

64

Rating

(10 ratings; 3.6)
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