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“Allison’s debut novel introduces a spunky, appealingly eccentric 13-year-old who identifies with Harriet the Spy and may well rival her for readers’ affections.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

"Allison pulls off something special here ... give this book high marks."Booklist starred review

 

 

"Let's hope Gilda ... returns in another psychic mystery that needs her gutsy, brash attention"School Library Journal, starred review

 

 

“This compelling plot will keep pages turning and the well-drawn characters will have readers eagerly anticipating the soon-to-be-released sequel…” -Children’s Literature

 

 

“Nancy Drew and Harriet the Spy, move over—there’s a new investigator in town, Gilda Joyce.” -VOYA

 

“[Allison’s] 13-year-old psychic is likely to be a fun character for girls who can’t get enough of mysteries and a spunky heroine.” – The Detroit Free Press

 

 

“[The Ladies of the Lake is] filled with a mixture of humor and suspense that will keep readers engrossed to the end. It is a welcome addition to the middle school mystery collection.” -Children’s Literature

 

*Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake is a 2006 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection for Middle School Readers

 

 

*School Library Journal lists Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator among "The Best Books of 2005."

 

 

*Booklist magazine lists Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator among “top ten mysteries of 2005.”

 

 

*Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator has been selected for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program, 2006-2007

 

 

”Fast-paced, funny and poignant combine in Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator ... The compelling plot will keep pages turning and the well-drawn characters will have readers eagerly anticipating the [recently released] sequel.”Washington Parent magazine

 

 

"Gilda's earnest and wacky personality accompanied by her dry wit make this an amusing as well as suspenseful mystery. Surprisingly spooky."Kirkus Reviews

 

 

"Allison provides a novel that entices readers both young and old to open up the mysteries of their own childhoods."The Saline Reporter 

 

 

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