Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator by Jennifer AllisonGilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator

byJennifer Allison

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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Ever since her father died, quirky Gilda Joyce has been working hard to sharpen her psychic skills. She's determined to communicate with spirits from the Other Side and become a crack investigator of spooky, twisted mysteries. After wrangling an invitation to visit relatives in San Francisco, Gilda discovers that her dreary, tight-lipped uncle and his strange, delicate daughter need her help to uncover the terrible family secret that has a tortured ghost stalking their home. From poignant to hair-raising and hilarious, this is a behind-the-scenes, tell-all account of the very first case in the illustrious career of Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator.
I grew up in a small town in Michigan where there wasn’t much for kids to do for fun except ride a bike down a dirt road to the local Dairy Queen, or better yet, to the public library. My two younger brothers and I didn’t have easy access to a swimming pool, movie theater or cable television, but we did have open fields, woods, marshla...
Title:Gilda Joyce, Psychic InvestigatorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.85 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142406988

ISBN - 13:9780142406984

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute fave! Loved this book from page one. Gilda is hilarious, inciteful and precocious. The characters jumped off the page and had me from the start. I couldn't wait to finish the book, but was sad for it to end. I am so happy there are more adventures to read about. With a character like Gilda you can only guess what she might do next. I loved it so much that I could hardly wait to read more adventures from this "psychic investigator". If there were more than five stars I would give this book more.
Date published: 2011-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilariously Magical Allison brings a fresh and funny voice into a regular world. High hopes ride on Gilda as she meets new adventures!
Date published: 2009-07-19

Editorial Reviews

"Zany, likable Gilda Joyce deserves a place right next to her inspiration, Harriet the Spy."-School Library Journal, starred review

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