Detective Gordon

Detective Gordon

The First Case

Book - 2015
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Someone's stealing nuts from the forest, and it's up to Detective Gordon to catch the thief! Unfortunately, solving this crime means standing in the snow and waiting for a long time.... If only he had an assistant, someone small, fast, and clever to help solve this terrible case.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : Gecko Press/Lerner Publishing Group, 2015
ISBN: 9781927271490
Branch Call Number: J MF NILSSON
Characteristics: 92 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Spee, Gitte
Alternative Title: First case


From Library Staff

A chapter book mystery
starring Detective Gordon, a
toad searching for the thieves
behind a stolen stash of nuts
in a woodland setting. -Reading Beyond Handout, 2017

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May 19, 2019

wk 4 TLK

JCLChrisK Aug 29, 2018

Gentle and dryly humorous, this is charming like many familiar classics. Broadly appealing.

Oct 23, 2016

A great little mystery for kids. It even had me wondering who had stolen the nuts. The illustrations are wonderful and help keep the reader turning the page to see what is happening in the world Nilsson creates. It is funny ans sweet enough to be enjoyed by a wide range of kids. I adore that Detective Gordon thinks that literally any time he puts his stamp on a paper that makes that thing true and official.

Ms_Gaye May 21, 2015

Sweet story. Beautifully illustrated. For readers in grades 2-4, but well-suited as a family read-aloud.


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