The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (Enola Holmes Series #3)

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Everyone knows Dr. Watson is Sherlock Holmes? right-hand man'so when he goes missing, it's a shock. Even Sherlock hasn't the slightest clue as to where he could be. Enola is intrigued but wary; she's still hiding from her older brothers, and getting involved could prove to be disastrous. But Enola can't help but investigate, especially when she learns that a bizarre bouquet-with flowers all symbolizing death-has been delivered to the Watson residence. Enola knows she must act quickly, but can she find Dr. Watson ...

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Overview

Everyone knows Dr. Watson is Sherlock Holmes? right-hand man'so when he goes missing, it's a shock. Even Sherlock hasn't the slightest clue as to where he could be. Enola is intrigued but wary; she's still hiding from her older brothers, and getting involved could prove to be disastrous. But Enola can't help but investigate, especially when she learns that a bizarre bouquet-with flowers all symbolizing death-has been delivered to the Watson residence. Enola knows she must act quickly, but can she find Dr. Watson in time?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Diane Carver Sekeres
Even her name dooms her to a solitary life—Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes. Yet her brain and her uncanny ability to disguise herself make her as clever as her famous brother, if not more so. In fact, Enola shares Sherlock's passion for justice, although she definitely does not share his views about what activities a young girl should properly enjoy. Even though she is living in the progressive last years of the 19th century, Sherlock cannot condone her pursuing the dangerous work of Perditorians (those who seek missing persons). Therefore, Enola must avoid all contact with her family in order to elude capture by her brother while she solves the mystery of Dr. Watson's disappearance! In this third adventure of the acclaimed series, Sherlock recognizes the prodigious abilities of his younger sister and wishes she would trust him. Indeed, the great man admits that without Enola's efforts, Watson would still be lost to him. Alas, Enola, a mistress of disguise and risk-taker extraordinaire, does not trust him and determines that she will remain "Alone." Reviewer: Diane Carver Sekeres, Ph.D.
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Gr 5-8
It is March, 1889, in London, and Enola is still lodging in the East End and evading her brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock, so as to avoid boarding school. For six months, she has been using the alias Ivy Meshle and pursuing her "life's calling" as a Perditorian ("finder of the lost") but, afraid that she has been discovered, she must choose a new identity: Viola Everseau. Her new disguise: a beautiful woman. Her new case: finding the missing Dr. Watson. Her first act is to visit Dr. Watson's wife, and her first clue is a bizarre bouquet the frantic woman has received. Using her knowledge of the "language of flowers," Enola deduces that the bouquet suggests revenge and knows that this is a detail that her sleuthing brother will overlook. Her investigation leads her from a theatrical shop to a hothouse, from one dangerous situation to another. Enola is a delightful character, with the sharp wit one would expect from Sherlock Holmes's sister, and a wry voice that is uniquely hers. Springer's descriptions of late-19th-century England are vivid, the mystery is intriguing, and Enola's cleverness and capability will appeal to readers who like their heroines both sprightly and savvy. Move over, Sherlock.
—Laurie SlagenwhiteCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142413906
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/14/2009
  • Series: Enola Holmes Mystery Series , #3
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 298,905
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Springer has published forty novels for adults, young adults and children. In a career beginning shortly after she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970, Springer wrote for ten years in the imaginary realms of mythological fantasy, then ventured on contemporary fantasy, magical realism, and women's fiction before turning her attention to children's literature. Her novels and stories for middle-grade and young adults range from contemporary realism, mystery/crime, and fantasy to her critically acclaimed novels based on the Arthurian mythos, I AM MORDRED: A TALE OF CAMELOT and I AM MORGAN LE FAY. Springer's children's books have won her two Edgar Allan Poe awards, a Carolyn W. Field award, various Children's Choice honors and numerous ALA Best Book listings. Her most recent series include the Tales of Rowan Hood, featuring Robin Hood’s daughter, and the Enola Holmes mysteries, starring the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes.

Ms. Springer lives in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Even better than the first two!

    I absolutely enjoyed this book from beginning to end! It's fun to see Enola outsmart her brothers, especially Sherlock. I love the witty writing and the historical details of the time period. I also love that Enola knows things her brothers do not because she is a girl/woman. It's a great series for junior high girls, although I have been pleasantly surprised to find I love them as much as my teen daughter does. I really enjoy the interaction Enola has with Sherlock. The characters are fun. Great books! My only problem is I want even more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Enola to hawk

    What does descreet mean? I only like tyle not jon. Tyler is very uncomfortable when girlfriend comes up

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    Posted November 6, 2012

    Hawk

    Just ask your crush to be your boyfriend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2007

    most wonderful glad i read t!

    i was inspired after reading the first 2 and in this book there is even more closecalls!

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