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The Secret Service Mystery

by David A. Adler

Other authors: Susanna Natti (Illustrator)

Series: Cam Jansen (26)

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I had mixed feelings about this book. One reason I liked this book was because of the characters. The main character Cam Jansen was a young girl who loved to solve "mysteries" and had a photographic memory. I thought that Cam can be relatable in some ways but I also believe that not most kids have a photographic memory, so they could get sad that they don't or maybe they would pretend they did. I really liked the organization of the story and the sense of suspense. Even though the book was "suspenseful" it was done in a way where it was easy enough for children to follow a long. There was a clear climax section in the book and that would be when cam figures out what happens to the governor when he visits the school. I also feel that the case was easy enough for young readers to understand and can figure it the mystery out on their own.
  MackenzieVenezia | Dec 12, 2016 |
“Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery” by David A. Adler is a mystery series book #26. One of the wonderful things about series books is that if a child loves just one of these books, then they may get hooked on reading the whole series. To a young reader mastering reading, this type of commitment is very important since it develops interest in a genre as well as develop reading fluency. The main character is interesting in that she is a modern type of Nancy Drew character. However “Cam” is unique in that she has a photographic memory that allows her to remember many clues that later help her solve mysteries adults are unable to piece together. The narrative, as well as the language, is simple to follow filled with stock characters that are in the most part supportive and caring people. She is surrounded by friends and family who care about her as she spends her time making the world around her a better place. She is a problem solver who is talented and smarter than the adults around her.
Ages: 2nd – 5th grade ( )
  ElenaEstrada | Nov 12, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142410748, Paperback)

It is a big day at Cam’s school. The governor, who is running for president, is visiting for the dedication of a new library. Police officers, Secret Service agents, photographers, and news reporters are all there to hear the governor speak when . . . bang! A loud sound like a gunshot startles everyone during the ceremony. Was it really a gun, or a noisy cover for a crime? Click along with Cam as she teams up with the Secret Service to solve the mystery. An exciting installment in the much-loved series, this newest Cam Jansen mystery will win new readers and please longtime fans.

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Cam and her friend Danny help solve the mystery of a stolen pearl necklace when the governor comes to visit their school for the dedication of the new library.

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