Gitte Spee

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Gitte Spee

Gitte Spee was born in 1950 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Her family moved to Holland when she was 11 years old. Gitte Spee graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 1983, and she has since then worked as an author and illustrator of children’s books. Her books have been translated into French, German, Hungarian, English, Japanese, Korean and Swedish.

Books by Gitte Spee

Detective Gordon: the Biggest Smallest Police Officer

Ulf Nilsson

A lovely and lively picture book, a wonderful read-aloud adventure for big and small about the little and brave mouse Pip who just started preschool. That day, everyone is on a study visit to the forest police station in order to meet two real police…

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon och Paddy. Största minsta polisen

Series: Detective Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-03-2019

Format: 195x260 mm, 32 pages, colour

Detective Gordon: A Case for Paddy

Ulf Nilsson

Paddy is happy and content with her life as a policewoman, but Gordon suddenly starts to wonder where she came from and where her mum lived. The terrible thing is that Paddy doesn’t know. She’s forgotten everything. Luckily Gordon knows what to do to…

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon. Ett fall för Paddy

Series: Detective Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 18-09-2017

Format: 148x210mm, 112 pages, colour

Detective Gorden: A Case in any Case

Ulf Nilsson

A good philosophical detective story by one of our foremost children’s book author, Ulf Nilsson, with wonderful illustrations by Gitte Spee. Gordon has retired and Paddy is the only inspector at the little police station in the wood. It’s not easy fo…

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon. Ett fall i alla fall

Series: Detective Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-09-2016

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 112 pages, color

Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case

Ulf Nilsson

There’s an uncomfortable atmosphere in the woods. Someone is going round saying nasty things. But who is it? And why? Inspector Gordon and police constable Paddy must investigate right away! Heart-warming humorous wisdom for old and young from Ulf Ni…

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon. Det sista fallet?

Series: Commissioner Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-04-2015

Format: 148x210 mm 112 pages color

Detective Gordon: The First Case

Ulf Nilsson

A friendly, philosophical and thoughtful story about the rather tired and somewhat frozen Commissioner Gordon and his chirpy assistant. Warm, witty wisdom from one of Sweden’s foremost children’s authors – Ulf Nilsson. Affectionately illustrated in c…

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon. Det första fallet

Series: Commissioner Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 11-03-2013

Format: 96pg, 148x210mm, color

Cheese For All Mice!

Ulf Nilsson

“I’m a very small mouse, and I think I’m probably very unusual. My mum realised this straight away when I was born. Unusual in several ways. This is who I was: A little brown boy mouse with four black stripes on my back. “I” began at the two ears rig…

Swedish title: Ost till alla möss

Category: Children

Pub date: 31-03-2009

Format: 160 pages, 148 x 210 mm, colour