"Skillfully blends fairy tales and detective fiction with a coming-of-age story about braving danger to prove oneself...a pleasing well-judged blend of genres with a good resolution." — Kirkus Reviews
When her father dies, Goldilocks is left with nothing but her loyal cat Charlotte and a fledgling detective agency, which hasn’t turned a profit in years. Then again, her father wasn’t much of a detective…and even less of a businessman.
Behind in the rent, with the landlady breathing down her neck and an over zealous orphanage director out to get her, Goldilocks knows that the only way to keep herself off the mean streets of Lick Skillet (and out of the orphanage) is to do what her father couldn’t—to make the agency a success.
It’s not easy. How does she spread the word without getting snatched by Tom the Kid Snatcher, chief orphanage henchman…who works on commission! Goldilocks disguises herself by covering her locks with a hat, but when the wind blows the hat off, Tom notices and the chase is on.
Goldilocks escapes by the skin of her teeth. She thinks she’s safe—and then…there’s a knock at the door. Only it’s not Tom the Kid Snatcher. It’s a client, looking to solve a missing persons case. “My grandparents are missing and there are bears living in her house. Will you take the case?”
Will she ever.
With more twists than San Francisco’s Lombard Street, GOLDILOCKS, PRIVATE EYE tells the tale of a girl desperate to make it on her own and her loyal cat who expects nothing less.
|Series:||Goldilocks Private Eye , #1|
|Edition description:||Goldilocks Solves the Mystery of the Missing Grandparents, Encountering Giant Spiders, Bears...and M ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.27(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Sometimes referred to as the Bob Newhart of children's literature, Greg writes books that are humorous without being over-the-top silly, which makes his books not only popular with kids, but with teachers, librarians, and parents. He's also a popular school presenter.
Greg grew up on the tough streets of Bellevue, Washington, where he learned the value of chocolate milkshakes and red licorice. These days he resides in California with his family and Alaskan Malamute Luke the wonder dog.