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Shirley & Jamila save their summer / by Gillian Goerz.

Goerz, Gillian, (author,, artist.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J G GOE (Text) 33500013267158 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library J G GOE (Text) 33500013267166 New Checked out 09/25/2020
Roseau Public Library j GOE (Text) 35500006303166 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525552857
  • ISBN: 0525552855
  • ISBN: 9780525552864
  • ISBN: 0525552863
  • Physical Description: 221 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Summary, etc.:
When ten-year-olds Shirley and Jamila meet, Jamila is simply hoping for a friend in her new neighborhood but Shirley is a detective and together they seek a missing gecko.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Dial Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Dial Books for Young Readers.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
    Ten-year-old Jamila Waheed is dreading summer in her new town; between boring science camp and no friends, it's bound to be awful. When she meets oddball Shirley Bones at a garage sale, Jamila isn't so sure she wants to be friends, but reluctance turns to excitement as she realizes Shirley has some very special skills when it comes to solving mysteries. When some neighborhood kids turn to Shirley for help to find their stolen gecko, Jamila is drawn into some serious neighborhood drama. Debut author Goerz has created a charming summertime romp with a cast of highly likable characters reflecting a range of voices. Jamila and Shirley experience realistic ups and downs of a new friendship but model thoughtful problem solving and communication. The artwork is fresh and appealing, with expressive cartoonish figures and full-color panels. This friendship story with a bit of mystery strikes a perfect balance of carefree fun and real-world issues and will appeal to readers looking for a realistic reflection of the tween experience. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Gillian Goerz is a Canadian illustrator, writer, and cartoonist. Her illustrations can be found in books such as Ryan North's choosable path adventures To Be or Not to Be and Romeo and/or Juliet. Her comics have been seen in The Walrus, Descant Magazine, and the Humber Literary Review with frequent collaborator and award-winning author Mariko Tamaki. CBC Books named Gillian's autobiographical comic "a highlight" of the anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Subject: Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Lost articles > Comic books, strips, etc.
Geckos > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Mystery and detective stories.
Friendship > Fiction.
Lost and found possessions > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery comics.
Graphic novels.

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