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The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes Series #5)

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EnolaÕs landlady, Mrs. Tupper, is the closest thing Enola has to family these days, besides her occasional run-ins with her brother Sherlock. Even though Mrs. Tupper is nearly deaf and can barely cook, she's an endearing presence as Enola longs for her absent mother. So imagine her horror when Enola comes home to find Mrs. Tupper kidnapped! Who would take her, and why? And what does Florence Nightingale have to do with it? From the master of mystery Nancy Springer, here's another absorbing adventure for our ...

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Overview

EnolaÕs landlady, Mrs. Tupper, is the closest thing Enola has to family these days, besides her occasional run-ins with her brother Sherlock. Even though Mrs. Tupper is nearly deaf and can barely cook, she's an endearing presence as Enola longs for her absent mother. So imagine her horror when Enola comes home to find Mrs. Tupper kidnapped! Who would take her, and why? And what does Florence Nightingale have to do with it? From the master of mystery Nancy Springer, here's another absorbing adventure for our award-winning, unstoppable heroine, Enola Holmes.

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Children's Literature - Norah Piehl
Enola Holmes, little-known younger sister of Sherlock, is deep undercover in this, her fifth adventure. Unlike her more famous siblings, she has to sleuth on the sly in a society where a woman detective would be neither appreciated nor respected. It is 1889 and Enola, in disguise, lives a lonely life with few companions except her somewhat grouchy landlady, Mrs. Tupper. But during one confidential chat, Mrs. Tupper reveals to Enola that she has a secret past—one that is coming back to haunt her thirty-five years after the horrific events of the Crimean War. When Mrs. Tupper is kidnapped, Enola's quest is thrown into high gear, propelling her into contact with famous and infamous characters and into London society both high and low. Enola Holmes is a winning character, both convincingly Victorian in her speech and appealingly modern in her outlook. This series not only provides rollicking good mystery stories but also insights into Victorian manners and mores, brought to life more vividly and convincingly than in most traditional history books. Reviewer: Norah Piehl
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Gr 5-9–From the riveting prologue to the satisfying conclusion, readers are hurled headlong into Enola Holmes’s latest case. Still eluding her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, who will, she fears, place her in a finishing school, Enola is horrified one day to find that her beloved landlady, Mrs. Tupper, has been kidnapped. Using her wealth of disguises, Enola sets out to solve the crime. Much to her astonishment, the trail leads to a meeting with Florence Nightingale, with whom Mrs. Tupper was acquainted. The atmospheric setting and the voice of the heroine are so compelling that even though readers may not know what a crinoline is, they will want to find out. Kids who enjoy the details of historical settings and solving mysterious ciphers will cheer this feisty heroine as she leaps out of windows, jumps onto the backs of coaches, and fights evil villains in the dark streets of London to rescue her dear landlady. Well done!–Tina Martin, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142416907
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/2011
  • Series: Enola Holmes Mystery Series , #5
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 487,773
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (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 December 7, 2011

    Loved it

    Another good read in this series. Highly recommend the entire series for young and older adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Hawk5

    I also have advice. Love Goddess has some good points, but being a guy, I say let it simmer. If Jon likes you, wait. As for your crush, hang with him more.

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    There are many ways to tell if a guy likes you. If you catch him staring at you, or doing something and glancing at you, then he may like you. If he goes out of his way to talk to you or be by you, he may like you. A good way to discreetly tell a guy you do not like him is to use the words friend and brother a lot. Try to avoid saying love around him, and try to avoid doing things he may take as flirting around him, like giggling at bad joke or touching him. As for the guy you like, do the opposite. Giggle at his jokes, try to touch his arm if you guys are close, if not then try to let him catch you looking at him. When you are confident he knows how you feel, tell him. Maybe catch him off guard when you are about to leave so he thinks about you over night(but do not just throw it at him. Tell it to him thoughtfully.) Hope this helps! Oh and spread the word please!

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    Posted November 3, 2012

    Enola to hawk

    Shimmer?

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