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David A. Adler (1)

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

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David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds
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Cam Jansen and The Mystery of the UFO 1,535 copies, 17 reviews
Cam Jansen and the Snowy Day Mystery 1,161 copies, 13 reviews
A Picture Book of George Washington 1,132 copies, 40 reviews
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln 1,068 copies, 25 reviews
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman 894 copies, 34 reviews
Cam Jansen and the Ghostly Mystery 773 copies, 12 reviews
A Picture Book of Anne Frank 620 copies, 42 reviews
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks 618 copies, 37 reviews
A Picture Book of Jesse Owens 571 copies, 10 reviews
A Picture Book of Helen Keller 547 copies, 34 reviews
A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson 448 copies, 16 reviews
A Picture Book of Sacagawea 429 copies, 34 reviews
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart 375 copies, 25 reviews
Heroes of the Revolution 366 copies, 4 reviews
A Picture Book of Davy Crockett 364 copies, 14 reviews
Don't Throw It to Mo! 349 copies, 12 reviews
A Picture Book of John F. Kennedy 329 copies, 5 reviews
The Babe & I 275 copies, 25 reviews
A Picture Book of Hanukkah 274 copies, 3 reviews
We Remember the Holocaust 269 copies, 2 reviews
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man 269 copies, 25 reviews
Fraction Fun 269 copies, 16 reviews
A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth 267 copies, 12 reviews
A Picture Book of Passover 258 copies, 3 reviews
How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? 244 copies, 12 reviews
Money Madness 241 copies, 20 reviews
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 238 copies, 8 reviews
Fun with Roman Numerals 223 copies, 22 reviews
A Picture Book of Paul Revere 204 copies, 5 reviews
Shape Up! 181 copies, 17 reviews
A Picture Book of Harry Houdini 181 copies, 11 reviews
A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark 180 copies, 16 reviews
A Picture Book of Louis Braille 167 copies, 19 reviews
Working With Fractions 159 copies, 6 reviews
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson 158 copies, 13 reviews
A Picture Book of Simón Bolívar 157 copies, 11 reviews
Place Value 149 copies, 8 reviews
Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery 142 copies, 3 reviews
Get a Hit, Mo! 130 copies
Mama Played Baseball 128 copies, 25 reviews
Magnets Push, Magnets Pull 122 copies, 6 reviews
Heroes for Civil Rights 118 copies, 8 reviews
The Day I Lost My Class Hamster 115 copies, 1 review
A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee 109 copies, 10 reviews
B. Franklin, Printer 103 copies, 2 reviews
Hiding from the Nazis 99 copies, 6 reviews
Time Zones 96 copies, 8 reviews
Enemies of Slavery 94 copies, 3 reviews
A Picture Book of Patrick Henry 84 copies, 9 reviews
The Story of Hanukkah 83 copies, 3 reviews
Child of the Warsaw Ghetto 82 copies, 10 reviews
Pass the Ball, Mo! 78 copies, 1 review
Triangles 72 copies, 10 reviews
Happy Hanukkah Rebus 72 copies, 1 review
A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez 71 copies, 19 reviews
The Story of Passover 69 copies, 5 reviews
Bones and the Cupcake Mystery 67 copies, 1 review
Bones and the Math Test Mystery 64 copies, 4 reviews
You Can, Toucan, Math 62 copies, 7 reviews
Andy and Tamika 53 copies, 1 review
Joe Louis: America's Fighter 51 copies, 1 review
Don't Talk to Me About the War 50 copies, 1 review
Bones and the Birthday Mystery 49 copies, 2 reviews
A Picture Book of Samuel Adams 47 copies, 7 reviews
A Picture Book of Sam Houston 45 copies, 7 reviews
A Picture Book of John Hancock 43 copies, 6 reviews
A Picture Book of Sitting Bull 39 copies, 10 reviews
A Little at a Time 35 copies, 3 reviews
The Children of Chelm 35 copies, 2 reviews
Cam Jansen Double Mystery #1 34 copies, 1 review
Satchel Paige: Don't Look Back 34 copies, 6 reviews
A Picture Book of Daniel Boone 31 copies, 1 review
Circles 31 copies, 4 reviews
Kick It, Mo! 30 copies, 2 reviews
Light Waves 24 copies, 3 reviews
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt 21 copies, 1 review
I Know I'm a Witch 18 copies, 1 review
Swim, Mo, Swim! 11 copies, 1 review
Telling Time 10 copies
My Writing Day 9 copies, 1 review
Run, Mo, Run! 6 copies
Cam Jansen 4 copies
Inflation 3 copies
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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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