The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes Series #2)

The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes Series #2)

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by Nancy Springer
     
 

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Sherlock Holmes's sister, Enola, is back on another case!

Enola Holmes is being hunted by the world's most famous detective-her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. But while she is on the run in the world's biggest, darkest, dirtiest city, she discovers a hidden cache of charcoal drawings and feels as if she is a soul mate to the girl who drew them. But that girl,

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Sherlock Holmes's sister, Enola, is back on another case!

Enola Holmes is being hunted by the world's most famous detective-her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. But while she is on the run in the world's biggest, darkest, dirtiest city, she discovers a hidden cache of charcoal drawings and feels as if she is a soul mate to the girl who drew them. But that girl, Lady Cecily, has disappeared without a trace. Braving the midnight streets, Enola must unravel the clues to find this left-handed lady, but in order to save her, Enola risks revealing more than she should. Will she be able to keep her identity a secret and find Lady Cecily, or will the one thing she is trying to save-her freedom-be lost forever?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This second book of the Enola Holmes mystery series picks up with the lead character's new life in London. Using a variety of aliases—Ivy Meshle, Mrs. Ragostin (wife of the learned Dr. Ragostin), and the Silent Sister of the Streets—Enola is able to craft an independent life away from that of her more famous brother, Sherlock Holmes, even as he searches for her. But when young Lady Cecily disappears, Enola becomes involved. She begins to work through a series of incredibly subtle hints that Cecily has left behind in her paintings and through a diary. As she figures out what has happened to Cecily, Enola also continues to try to communicate with her missing mother through a series of messages in the newspaper. But will Sherlock figure out how to use her mother's cipher before Enola can actually get her message through? Can Enola save Cecily from the mysterious unionizer who may not be what he seems? The characters of Enola and Sherlock continue to engage and this is another strong historical mystery that includes a wonderful message to young women concerning independence and identity.
School Library Journal

Gr 5-9 -Young Sherlock Holmes fans will delight in Nancy Springer's sophisticated and absorbing mystery (Philomel, 2007), the second title in a series featuring Enola Holmes, the famed detective's younger sister. Enola, age 14, goes into hiding so as not to be sent to a finishing school by her older brothers. Using disguises, she makes up a detective agency and sets herself up as the secretary, intending to solve the cases herself. A visit from Sherlock Holmes's friend Dr. Watson inadvertently brings her a missing persons mystery to solve. Enola need to keep herself hidden from her brothers and society while braving the dangers of the London streets makes for a fast-paced and suspenseful tale. Narrator Katherine Kellgren is a master at the haughty British accents necessary for the high society of the Victorian era, always keeping a measured and engaging tone.-Karen T. Bilton, Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Rocky Hill, NJ

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142411902
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Enola Holmes Mystery Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
298,551
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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