Ulf Nilsson is a celebrated children's writer in Sweden, who has written over twenty books for all ages. Also by Ulf Nilsson from Gecko Press: The Best Singer in the World, When We Were Alone, All the Dear Little Animals. 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.
"This involving, thought-provoking chapter book is utterly charming. Nilsson...creates endearing characters and a childlike sensibility through writing that is clean, precise, and amusing. "A wonderful choice for independent reading, particularly for kids who become accomplished readers early, the handsome first volume in the Detective Gordon series is a rewarding read-aloud as well." starred review, Booklist (US)