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David A. Adler (1)

This page covers the author of Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds.

For other authors named David A. Adler, see the disambiguation page.

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Cam Jansen and The Mystery of the UFO 1,292 copies, 13 reviews
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln 892 copies, 25 reviews
The Mystery of the Gold Coins 879 copies, 9 reviews
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman 731 copies, 33 reviews
Cam Jansen and the Ghostly Mystery 655 copies, 11 reviews
A Picture Book of Anne Frank 538 copies, 42 reviews
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks 530 copies, 35 reviews
The Mystery of Flight 54 495 copies, 3 reviews
The Green School Mystery 483 copies, 4 reviews
A Picture Book of Helen Keller 467 copies, 34 reviews
A Picture Book of Jesse Owens 464 copies, 9 reviews
The Secret Service Mystery 428 copies, 3 reviews
A Picture Book of Sacagawea 338 copies, 34 reviews
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart 307 copies, 24 reviews
Heroes of the Revolution 295 copies, 3 reviews
A Picture Book of Davy Crockett 287 copies, 14 reviews
A Picture Book of John F. Kennedy 268 copies, 5 reviews
Don't Throw It to Mo! (Mo Jackson) 244 copies, 11 reviews
A Picture Book of Hanukkah 240 copies, 3 reviews
We Remember the Holocaust 237 copies, 2 reviews
Fraction Fun 237 copies, 15 reviews
The Babe & I 233 copies, 25 reviews
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man 230 copies, 25 reviews
A Picture Book of Passover 221 copies, 3 reviews
How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? 216 copies, 12 reviews
Money Madness 212 copies, 21 reviews
Fun with Roman Numerals 189 copies, 21 reviews
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 184 copies, 7 reviews
Shape Up! 154 copies, 17 reviews
A Picture Book of Paul Revere 153 copies, 5 reviews
Working With Fractions 144 copies, 6 reviews
A Picture Book of Simón Bolívar 129 copies, 11 reviews
Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery 121 copies, 3 reviews
Mama Played Baseball 114 copies, 24 reviews
Place Value 108 copies, 6 reviews
Heroes for Civil Rights 104 copies, 7 reviews
The Day I Lost My Class Hamster 101 copies, 1 review
The Basketball Mystery 91 copies, 1 review
A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee 90 copies, 10 reviews
Hiding from the Nazis 85 copies, 6 reviews
The Wedding Cake Mystery 85 copies, 1 review
B. Franklin, Printer 83 copies, 2 reviews
Time Zones 78 copies, 8 reviews
Magnets Push, Magnets Pull 78 copies, 4 reviews
Enemies of Slavery 75 copies, 3 reviews
Child of the Warsaw Ghetto 71 copies, 10 reviews
Happy Hanukkah Rebus 67 copies, 1 review
Triangles 57 copies, 10 reviews
The Story of Hanukkah 56 copies, 3 reviews
Bones and the Cupcake Mystery 56 copies, 1 review
You Can, Toucan, Math 55 copies, 7 reviews
The Story of Passover 53 copies, 5 reviews
Joe Louis: America's Fighter 44 copies, 1 review
Andy and Tamika 43 copies, 2 reviews
Bones and the Birthday Mystery 43 copies, 2 reviews
Don't Talk to Me About the War 43 copies, 1 review
The Children of Chelm 36 copies, 2 reviews
A Little at a Time 34 copies, 3 reviews
Satchel Paige: Don't Look Back 31 copies, 6 reviews
Cam Jansen Double Mystery #1 27 copies, 1 review
Circles 25 copies, 4 reviews
Light Waves 17 copies, 1 review
Kick It, Mo! (Mo Jackson) 15 copies, 2 reviews
My Writing Day 9 copies, 1 review
Inflation 3 copies
Swim, Mo, Swim! (Mo Jackson) 2 copies, 1 review
Cam Jansen 2 copies
Der Prinz von Ägypten 1 copy, 1 review
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David A. Adler is an American children's author. He was born in New York City, New York in 1947. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, A Little at a Time, subsequently published by Random House in 1976. Adler's next project, a series of math books, drew on his experience as a math teacher. In 1977, he created his most famous character, Cam Jansen, originally featured in Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, which was published that year.

Adler married psychologist Renee Hamada in 1973, and their first child, Michael, was born in 1977. By that time Adler had taken a break from teaching and, while his wife continued her work, he stayed home, took care of Michael, and began a full-time writing career.

Adler's son, Michael S. Adler, is now the co-author of several books with his father, including A Picture Book of Sam Adams, A Picture Book of John Hancock, and A Picture Book of James and Dolly Madison. Another son, Edward, was the inspiration for Adler's Andy Russell series, with the events described in the series loosely based on adventures the Adler family had with Edward's enthusiasm and his pets.

As of November 2008, Adler has three sons and two grandsons. He lives in Woodmere, New York.

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