Detective Gordon: A Case for Buffy

From the Series Detective Gordon

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

The final story in this big-hearted series takes on the most important case ever investigated in Detective Gordon’s forest—where is Buffy’s mother? Gordon faces his old nemesis, the fox, in an investigation that leads to the edges of the forest.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-77657-178-9
$16.99 $12.74
978-1-77657-182-6
$25.49 $19.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 108
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JUV028000, JUV002000, JUV000000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.8 x 8
Lexile 550
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • USBBY Outstanding International Books List, Winner, 2019

Reviews

The Horn Book Magazine

“The future is bright for both the forest police and for readers hoping for the next installment.”—The Horn Book Magazine

Shelf Awareness

“[W]himsical perfection.”—starred, Shelf Awareness

School Library Journal

“The charming pastoral setting, Gordon’s wry antics, and Buffy’s heartfelt journey will provide much comfort to fans of the series, especially on rainy days or before bed.”—School Library Journal

Booklist Online

“[A]n adventure that young readers (and prereaders lucky enough to hear it read aloud) will enjoy.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Spee’s colorful, plentiful illustrations of anthropomorphic animals give the book the feel of a classic you just hadn’t discovered until now. A good choice for family reading time or newly minted readers of chapters.”—Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Gitte Spee

Gitte Spee graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, a renowned academy of fine art and design in the Netherlands. She now works in Amsterdam as a children's book illustrator.

Author: Ulf Nilsson

Ulf Nilsson is a celebrated children's writer based in Sweden. He has won the August Prize and the Batchelder Award.

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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 →