Young Cam Jansen and the Speedy Car Mystery by David A. AdlerAdler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelors 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 masters 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. Adlers 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.
Adlers 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 Adlers Andy Russell series, with the events described in the series loosely based on adventures the Adler family had with Edwards enthusiasm and his pets.
As of November 2008, Adler has three sons and two grandsons. He lives in Woodmere, New York.
Information taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_A....
Young Cam Jansen and the Speedy Car Mystery
At her school's Green Fair, Cam and her friends are learning how to keep the earth green. Everyone is having fun at the exhibits - until a student-s remote-controlled car goes missing! Was it stolen? It's up to Cam and her amazing memory to find Speedy. David A.
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