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Ghost Diamond

(Agent Amelia #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  25 reviews
The first title in a new series introduces a delightful new character to emerging readers — the intrepid and resourceful Agent Amelia, Secret Agent, who saves the world from evil geniuses and criminal masterminds thanks to her clever disguises, great gadgets (which sometimes work), and her brilliance at improvising in sticky situations.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 24th 2007 by Andersen Press
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Mar 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3rd-grade
This is a cute, funny read. I loved the drawings and Amelia's spunk. ...more
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am trying to read the first book in all the elementary series at our library. This series is truly amusing. The illustrations are really great. They make me laugh.

This story is about a girl who wants to be a secret agent. She even keeps it from her mom. She has disguises and wigs. The train cat foiled robbery story was funny. There were 3 unique stories in the first book-- the museum, the cat, the plant shop....

Students will really like this series once I book talk it.
Jul 23, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-books
I don't like that Amelia lies to her mom. ...more
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
it was so good and influential i wanted to explode a cow after reading 🤩🥰😻😹. 5 stars! - ricotta’s
Claire Wang
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is my favorite out of all of the other ones so far. I don't have a reason why this is my favorite, but it fun because it has lots of cases in one book. ...more
Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it
These are funny, short stories about a young girl who goes into secret agent mode and regularly saves the world (at least from her point of view). Reading three in one volume gets a tad repetitive as similar lines come up. However, some genuinely funny moments will make this an attractive early chapter option.
Kristi Bernard
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Amelia fancies herself to be a very important secret agent. She has her fingers on the pulse of the ever growing mastermind and evil genius population. Her wonderful adventures will have readers flipping the pages to witness her saving the world. Young readers may not believe her paranoid personality at first, but they will keep flipping the pages. Ghost Diamond has Amelia busy with a class trip to the museum. She suspects her teacher Ms. Granger, of being an evil genius out to conquer the world ...more
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Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Secret Agent Amelia is constantly saving the world from dastardly villains. She fights crime day and night, keeping her identity a secret and coming up with new gadgets (that sometimes work). This story includes three cute mysteries that will have middle grade readers practicing their secret agent skills.

The various gadgets and disguises Amelia uses are amazing. Her impression of an old lady is particularly funny, especially when she runs into her classmates. Amelia’s resourcefulness is incredib
May 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amelia Kidd fancies herself a secret agent. As such, Agent Amelia is always inventing new things to help her solve suspicious cases. She is always on the look out for things that are odd and out of the ordinary, as well as people who are acting funny. In this book, Amelia solves three cases: "The Case of the Ghost Diamond," "The Case of the Catnappers," and "The Case of the Whispering Weeds." Amelia's disguises and gadgets enable her to figure out who might want to steal the ghost diamond, who i ...more
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: ncbla
Amelia Kidd not just an average, ordinary kid; after all, she is a secret agent, always on the case and looking for crimes to solve. In this book, she solves three different cases: nabbing her teacher, Ms. Granger, in the act of stealing a diamond pendant from a museum,thwarting a couple who have trained neighborhood cats to rob the local bank, and stopping an army of weeds from taking over the world. Amelia carries her spy kit with her everywhere she goes--just in case she needs a disguise. Of ...more
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, youth
Though Amelia Kidd has a fun spirit, its mysteries leave more to desire.

Amelia is a budding dectective, solving mysteries with tools and gadgets she gathers herself. The character of Amelia is fun and likeable, but for every mystery, the only suspect is also guilty. Even children want some suspence and variety, and these stories would improve it the reader was left guessing-- at least for a short while.

Children looking for mysteries would be better off checking out Cam Janson or the Boxcar Child
May 23, 2011 rated it really liked it

Welcome to the world of Amelia Kidd, secret agent. She’s just a kid, but she’s keeping the world safe from criminal masterminds. Like all great spy novels, it’s full of suspense and gadgets. The Case of the Ghost Diamond is a fun little mystery. Actually, it’s 3 fun little mysteries. This book would be well targeted to students in Grade 3-5. The short story format makes for a quick read and it’s a great choice for young readers who aren’t comfortable with longer novels yet. My Grade 4 students l
Victoria Mars
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book serves as a great introduction to mysteries for younger students. The cases within are not too complex and give the reader time to think out the situation themselves. The cases act interdependently so the reader or classroom could read the book in either one sitting or spread it across several days on each case. Amelia's personality would keep the readers entertained and make them want to read the other books in this series. ...more
Oct 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, charlotte
My 6 year old daughter practically inhaled this book when I brought it home to her. It was recommended highly by our local children's bookstore when I asked for a book suitable for a 6 year old strong reader who loves adventure and is not "princessy" at all. They sure hit the mark with this book. I'll likely be back for the rest of the series in a few days.
Shannon Jones
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It's a great book. The Ghost Diamond is about the teacher who steals a diamond that would leave a thousand years of darkness. SO Agent Amelia stops her. Another thing I like about the book is the dedication is for Shannon, ha, ha, ha. page 143 ...more
Deana Pittman
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a little girl that imagines herself to be a secret agent. I love that it is written from her point of view, and she shares her little "asides" with the reader. I think that any young reader with a vivid imagination or a sense of adventure will love this book! ...more
These mysteries are quite far-fetched, but entertaining. Note that this series is written in British English which may be a bit difficult for some readers.
Jul 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: chapter-book, mystery
3 short mysteries to read in this book.
Dec 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Fun, empowering read for young readers who like to imagine themselves secret agents ready save save the world from innumerable bad guys trying to take over the world.
Dec 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-juvenile
Quick read of 3 short stories. Not very realistic, but so fun kids won't care.

As an adult, I was underwhelmed. I read this in under an hour. Again, kids will enjoy her adventures.
Mary Lee
Agent Amelia will pair well with Melvin Beederman, Superhero. Two good lower level series for my classroom library.
Kate Hastings
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Karen Arendt
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
SLJ. A fun collection of three Agent Amelia stories in one book. The secret spy stories are a bit over the top but will be fun and entertaining stories for 2-3 grade girls.
Great for a reluctant 2nd -4th grade girl reader. Filled with James Bond type adventure, girls will enjoy following Amelia as she solves crime and mystery with her quirky antics!
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quirky character who feels very realistic.
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