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Scam on the Cam
A Sesame Seade Mystery #3
by Clémentine Beauvais
Sarah Horne, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 192 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823436309 | 02-15-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FOURTH | Age: 7 to 11

Themes: Humor, Mystery & Suspense, Adventure
Recommendations: K

CCSS Codes:
RL.4.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10
L.4.3, 3a, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6
RF.4.3, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.4.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 4
W.4.4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 9a, 10

About the Book

The hilarious, impertinent and brilliant Sesame Seade is back in her third adventure!

Eleven-year-old Sesame Seade, Cambridge's number-one supersleuth, knows that mysteries turn up in unexpected places. But even unflappable Sesame is surprised to discover a locked treasure chest nestled along the bank of the River Cam. She's certain it belongs to pirates, but before she can investigate, another mystery floats her way: several Cambridge University rowing team members are coming down with a terrible stomach bug—and with the world-famous Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge looming, Sesame suspects foul play. But who would be horrible enough to actually make a bunch of rowers sick? And could the treasure chest have something to do with their illness?

It's going to take some telltale frogs, a kidnapping, and a high-speed motorboat chase for Sesame to save the day once again!


"The young heroine's middle school-style wisecracking is relentless and very often hilarious. Readers who have come far with this series will find themselves giggling over Sesame's good natured bossiness and her impressive snooping skills."—Kirkus Reviews

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How does author Clementine Beauvais build characterization to enhance your understanding of Sesame Seade’s personality? RL.4-5.3

2. How does the author integrate visual information in the book? Use examples from the story, noting the page numbers. RL.4-5.1, 7

3. How does the author create suspense and humor in the book Scam on the Cam? RL.4-5.1/L.4-5.5

4. Compare and contrast the story elements of setting, plot and character development between Scam on the Cam and another Sesame Seade Mystery title. RL.4-5.9