Goldie Vance, Vol. 1
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Annotation: Sixteen-year-old Goldie Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Goldie dreams of becoming the hotel's in-house detective, and jumps at the chance to be trained by Charles, who currently holds the position.
Catalog Number: #137168
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Illustrator: Williams, Brittney,, Campbell, Jim,
Pages: 112
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-608-86898-2 Perma-Bound: 0-605-96721-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-608-86898-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-96721-2
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Besides parking cars at a chichi hotel in 1950s Florida, biracial Goldie Vance aspires to be a detective, assisting Walter, the hotel investigator, with finding missing children and pilfered items. When Ludwig, a German hotel guest, loses a necklace, Goldie easily finds it, but it's not nearly as valuable as he made it sound, and come time to return it, they can't find him. What Goldie does find is a Russian candy wrapper in Ludwig's car and a suspicious blonde busily distracting Walter from the task at hand. Larson's retro mystery weaves car chases, drag races, Cold War espionage, light romance, and brainy deductive reasoning throughout this slick series starter, and plucky Goldie is a fantastic protagonist. Williams and Stern's candy-colored artwork makes great use of mid-century design and cantilevered angles, and their characters present a refreshingly wide array of body types and skin tones. Though the ending is a little neat, readers will likely be too charmed by Goldie and the groundwork for more mysteries to come to notice.
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Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 7-12

Move over Nancy, Harriet, & Veronica. There's a new sleuth on the block!

Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery. Eisner Award-winning writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) present the newest gal sleuth on the block with Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit adventure.

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