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    Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case
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    ISBN-13: 978-1-77657-059-1
    Lexile Level: 520
    Pages: 108
    Trim Size: 5 4/5 x 8
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 2
    Interest Grade Level: K-5
    Ages: 6-10
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    DESCRIPTION Ulf Nilsson
    The detective lay in bed with his eyes closed. But he couldn't sleep. He was thinking. He always thought best in bed. Especially with his eyes closed.

    Something is going on in the forest: one of the animals is saying nasty things about the other forest creatures. But no one dares make a statement to the police. Who is the culprit?

    Detective Gordon and his assistant Buffy must investigate! But this is a complicated case. The two police officers split the workload: Buffy questions the suspects, while Gordon stays in bed to think.

    Once the investigation is over, Detective Gordon plans to go fishing and eat all the cakes he wants to. And maybe then Buffy will be appointed Police Chief! But that won't happen unless this case can be solved...

    Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case is a warm and humor-filled follow-up to the well-reviewed Detective Gordon: The First Case.

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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    Free Online Content, Full-Color Illustrations, Original Artwork
    Awards for this Title
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    School Library Journal Best Book
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "Full of droll asides and an emphasis on the importance of kindness, this is also an excellent read-aloud selection for classrooms or families. . . . A wonderful choice for independent readers who enjoy light mystery and adorable anthropomorphized animals, this is a must-have for chapter book collections."―starred, School Library Journal
    Kirkus Reviews
    "[The] second Detective Gordon woodland mystery has all the charm and whimsy of the first. . . . [A] tale of intergenerational friendship that's deeply respectful of its audience of young independent readers. . . . Readers will be hoping this isn't Detective Gordon's last case. Put Detective Gordon's stamp on it: KLA-DUNK! Another winner."—starred, Kirkus Reviews
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    The Horn Book Magazine
    "Text and illustrations alike are full of humor and affection, making for a thoughtful but light-handed exploration of the topic. . . . Loose black line drawings with washes of warm color portray the friends, their cozy home, and the forest community they serve and protect."—The Horn Book Magazine
    Booklist Online
    Large and small, the many colorful illustrations perfectly capture the lovable, idiosyncratic characters and their woodland world. . . . First published in Sweden, this beguiling chapter book is a fine choice for young independent readers or for reading aloud."—Booklist Online