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#2119590 in Books 2008-08-11Original language:English 7.25 x 5.00 x 1.00l, Binding: Library Binding352 pages | File size: 55.Mb Jennifer Allison : The Ladies of the Lake (Gilda Joyce) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Ladies of the Lake (Gilda Joyce): 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy Nancy Powningeasy book to get kids to read. Great in holding interest of elementary level higher readers. Content very appropriate.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Excellent BookBy Marcel McDermottA bit of language but very very good! Personally it scared me a lot and kept me on the edge of my seat0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy Hiu H.Came in great condition Zany Gilda Joyce leaves her wacky disguises at home but brings all her psychic and investigative skills with her as she sets out to investigate a mysterious death at a Catholic girls? school. Is Our Lady of Sorrows really haunted by the ghost of Dolores Lambert? Or is the student body suffering from group hysteria? Solving this mystery will put Gilda in more danger than she ever imagined? and will put all of her brashness, bravery, and smarts to the test. From School Library JournalGrade 6-9Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator, makes a return appearance in this comic mystery set at a swanky Catholic girls school where she is a new student on scholarship. Our Lady of Sorrows seems haunted by the ghost of a student who drowned three years earlier. Gildas encounters with the headmistress, a handsome teacher, and a small group of popular senior girls lead her to a situation in which she might solve the


mystery at the expense of her own safety. Meanwhile, shes not crazy about her widowed mothers unemployed boyfriend. Gilda is a verbal, funny, engaging character whose self-confidence and fearlessness are more reminiscent of Nancy Drew than Sammy Keyes. And, like the classic old series mysteries, this one has an exaggerated sense of reality that usually works well. Occasionally the mix of humor and spookiness doesnt quite mesh, and an anti-hazing plot is worthwhile but a bit heavy on the didacticism. More often, though, this is an intriguing story filled with surprise and suspense. Its length is a plus in that it allows for more complexity. (For instance, Moms boyfriend turns out to be not quite the clown that Gilda had imagined.) Overall, its an irreverent, well-written addition to the too-small collection of engrossing mysteries for junior high readers.Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.From BooklistThe spirited sleuth who first appeared in Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator (2005) is less than pleased when her mother enrolls her in a well-respected (but somewhat quirky) Catholic girls school. Gilda's only solace is the rumor that the place is haunted. Though virtually all the adults are played for laughs and the plot could have used some tightening, sassy, stubborn Gilda shines, and an admirable lesson about compassion is gently but firmly tucked between chuckles. Stephanie ZvirinCopyright American Library Association. All rights reserved Gilda Joyce deserves a place right next to her inspiration, Harriet the Spy. (School Library Journal, starred review on Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator)Gilda is a verbal, funny, engaging character. . . . This is an intriguing story filled with surprise and suspense. . . . (School Library Journal)

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