Detective Gordon: A Case in Any Case

From the Series Detective Gordon

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Gordon is on vacation, and Buffy is the sole detective at the small police station in the forest. It is not easy for a police officer to be alone. Especially when there are strange noises outside the station at night. Buffy decides to seek out Gordon in his little cottage by the lake to ask for help. After all, two police think twice as well as one. Two police are twice as brave!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Gecko Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 108
Publication Date 2017-03-01
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS JUV028000, JUV013090, JUV002000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.9 x 8.3333
Lexile 510
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 197105
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Ulf Nilsson

Ulf Nilsson (1948-2021) was a celebrated Swedish children's author, who wrote more than 100 books for all ages, winning numerous awards and translated into over a dozen languages.

Illustrator: Gitte Spee

Gitte Spee is a leading children's book illustrator who graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, a renowned academy of fine art and design in Amsterdam, and St Martins School of Art in London.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Detective Gordon

Detective Gordon is a friendly, philosophical, humorous, and thoughtful detective series following the adventures of the rather tired—and often hungry—Detective Gordon and his chirpy assistant, Buffy. Detective Gordon is something of a humanist, and keeps an View available downloads →


The Horn Book Magazine

“[U]nderstatedly hilarious . . .”—The Horn Book Magazine

School Library Journal

“Charming, droll, and approachable, this series is old-fashioned in the best sense of the word. . . . Perfect for graduates of early chapter books and a guaranteed hit as a read-aloud, this is a definite purchase for all children’s collections.”—starred, School Library Journal


“An engaging book for early independent readers and for reading aloud to younger children.”—Booklist