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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 1,390 copies, 16 reviews
A Picture Book of George Washington 1,022 copies, 39 reviews
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln 951 copies, 25 reviews
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman 804 copies, 33 reviews
Cam Jansen and the Ghostly Mystery 697 copies, 12 reviews
A Picture Book of Anne Frank 573 copies, 42 reviews
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks 563 copies, 35 reviews
A Picture Book of Jesse Owens 511 copies, 9 reviews
A Picture Book of Helen Keller 509 copies, 34 reviews
A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson 399 copies, 16 reviews
A Picture Book of Sacagawea 383 copies, 34 reviews
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart 345 copies, 25 reviews
A Picture Book of Davy Crockett 329 copies, 14 reviews
Heroes of the Revolution 322 copies, 3 reviews
A Picture Book of John F. Kennedy 300 copies, 5 reviews
Don't Throw It to Mo! 289 copies, 12 reviews
A Picture Book of Hanukkah 255 copies, 3 reviews
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man 253 copies, 25 reviews
Fraction Fun 253 copies, 16 reviews
We Remember the Holocaust 252 copies, 2 reviews
The Babe & I 252 copies, 25 reviews
A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth 235 copies, 12 reviews
A Picture Book of Passover 232 copies, 3 reviews
How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? 231 copies, 12 reviews
Money Madness 227 copies, 20 reviews
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 215 copies, 8 reviews
Fun with Roman Numerals 215 copies, 22 reviews
A Picture Book of Paul Revere 178 copies, 5 reviews
Shape Up! 162 copies, 17 reviews
A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark 158 copies, 16 reviews
A Picture Book of Harry Houdini 158 copies, 11 reviews
Working With Fractions 150 copies, 6 reviews
A Picture Book of Louis Braille 149 copies, 19 reviews
A Picture Book of Simón Bolívar 142 copies, 11 reviews
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson 140 copies, 13 reviews
Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery 133 copies, 3 reviews
Place Value 125 copies, 8 reviews
Mama Played Baseball 124 copies, 25 reviews
Heroes for Civil Rights 109 copies, 7 reviews
The Day I Lost My Class Hamster 106 copies, 1 review
Get a Hit, Mo! 104 copies
A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee 96 copies, 10 reviews
B. Franklin, Printer 94 copies, 2 reviews
Magnets Push, Magnets Pull 93 copies, 5 reviews
Enemies of Slavery 92 copies, 3 reviews
Hiding from the Nazis 90 copies, 6 reviews
Time Zones 85 copies, 8 reviews
Child of the Warsaw Ghetto 77 copies, 10 reviews
A Picture Book of Patrick Henry 73 copies, 9 reviews
Happy Hanukkah Rebus 68 copies, 1 review
The Story of Hanukkah 66 copies, 3 reviews
A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez 66 copies, 19 reviews
Triangles 64 copies, 10 reviews
The Story of Passover 61 copies, 5 reviews
Bones and the Cupcake Mystery 61 copies, 1 review
Bones and the Math Test Mystery 60 copies, 4 reviews
Pass the Ball, Mo! 57 copies, 1 review
You Can, Toucan, Math 55 copies, 7 reviews
Andy and Tamika 47 copies, 1 review
Bones and the Birthday Mystery 46 copies, 2 reviews
Joe Louis: America's Fighter 46 copies, 1 review
Don't Talk to Me About the War 44 copies, 1 review
A Picture Book of Samuel Adams 41 copies, 7 reviews
A Picture Book of John Hancock 37 copies, 6 reviews
A Picture Book of Sam Houston 36 copies, 7 reviews
The Children of Chelm 35 copies, 2 reviews
A Little at a Time 34 copies, 3 reviews
A Picture Book of Sitting Bull 33 copies, 10 reviews
Satchel Paige: Don't Look Back 32 copies, 6 reviews
Cam Jansen Double Mystery #1 31 copies, 1 review
Circles 30 copies, 4 reviews
A Picture Book of Daniel Boone 27 copies, 1 review
Light Waves 21 copies, 3 reviews
Kick It, Mo! 21 copies, 2 reviews
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt 20 copies, 1 review
I Know I'm a Witch 18 copies, 1 review
My Writing Day 9 copies, 1 review
Swim, Mo, Swim! 7 copies, 1 review
Telling time 6 copies
Run, Mo, Run! 4 copies
Inflation 3 copies
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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