A warm and funny detective story for early readers set in a friendly forest.

The final story in this big-hearted series takes on the most important case ever investigated in Detective Gordon’s forest—where is Buffy’s mother? Gordon faces his old nemesis, the fox, in an investigation that leads to the edges of the forest.


Ulf Nilsson is a celebrated Swedish children’s writer, who has written many books, for all ages. He is a winner of the August and American Batchelder awards.

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.


A gentle, mothercentric mystery that couldn’t be less threatening and a fine addition to the series.

Kirkus Reviews

gentle adventures, droll humor and delicious cakes at every turn.

Shelf Awareness, starred review

This one is a gentle little gem made all the more so by Gitte Spee’s whimsical illustrations. Read aloud or read alone, either way it’s a delight.

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