The Great Shelby Holmes

The Great Shelby Holmes

eBook - 2016
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Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg. Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She's nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen-always using logic and a bit of pluck (which yes, some might call "bossiness+?) to solve the toughest crimes. When eleven-year-old John Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that's eluded her up till now: a friend. The easy-going John isn't sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted (read: only) partner in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2016, copyright 2016
ISBN: 9781681190525
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (240 pages)

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Oct 23, 2016

With a wink to the original Holmes this is a solid mystery. Written from the standpoint of the sidekick Watson. He moves to NYC and tries to befriend Shelby. She needs some practice being friends but John doesn't give up on her. She doesn't do much to redeem herself either. Readers will enjoy figuring out the mystery more than the characters. However the original Sherlock was always written to be pompous and annoying right. Wished there had been more illustrations to help story along. Still a good choices for 5th grade readers.

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