The Case That Time Forgot (The Sherlock Files Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Xander’s classmate Karim tells him about a famous amulet carved in the shape of Thoth, the Egyptian god of time. It was thought to be so powerful that it could turn back time one day every hundred years. And that day is in a week!

The amulet disappeared from a London museum years ago. Xena and Xander’s celebrated ancestor Sherlock Holmes tried to find it, but had no luck. The twins are on the case—and so are mysterious foes who are trying to thwart and perhaps even ...

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The Case That Time Forgot (The Sherlock Files Series #3)

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Overview

Xander’s classmate Karim tells him about a famous amulet carved in the shape of Thoth, the Egyptian god of time. It was thought to be so powerful that it could turn back time one day every hundred years. And that day is in a week!

The amulet disappeared from a London museum years ago. Xena and Xander’s celebrated ancestor Sherlock Holmes tried to find it, but had no luck. The twins are on the case—and so are mysterious foes who are trying to thwart and perhaps even harm them! Can Xander and Xena track down what Sherlock Holmes could not?


The Case That Time Forgot is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The action progresses pleasingly and the characters are a good mix of caution and risk. Even better, the story features some London locales and references to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories.”

School Library Journal

 

“[T]he third mystery in the Sherlock Files series will please fans intrigued by ancient Egypt, codes, danger, and the tantalizing possibility of magic.”

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Children's Literature - Cheryl Williams Chang
London detectives Xena and Xander are the greatgreatgreat- -granddaughter and greatgreat-great-grandson of the legendary Sherlock Holmes. Karim, a friend of Xander's at school, has one week to find a missing amulet that holds special powers. Xena and Xander are good at solving clues, but this case has been difficult...and dangerous. These two young sleuths are working hard to solve the case, but weird things keep happening. Who is the hooded person they keep seeing? Are they being followed? Whom can they trust? There are many suspects in this case. Some of these suspects might even be Xena and Xander's classmates. Then the treasured Sherlock Holmes Casebook is taken from Xander's locker. And then a scorpion is found in Xander's backpack. Why would someone do this? This well-constructed book places the kids in the role of detectives, which is fun and interesting for a middle reader. This chapter book offers no illustrations; however, the story moves quickly. Some of the details are a bit more complex, leaning toward more advanced readers. An elementary or a middle school library would benefit from this book.. It could be shelved in any of the following categories: adventure, action, mystery, fiction, history, and/or fantasy. Reviewer: Cheryl Williams Chang
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—In Tracy Barrett's third installment (Holt, 2010) of The Sherlock Files series, Xena and Xander, great-great-great-grandchildren of the famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes, help their schoolmate Karim explore what the boy feels is a true Egyptian legend rather than family folklore. Karim's ancestor hid an ancient Egyptian water clock containing a powerful amulet which may have the power to stop time. When Xena and Xander find information about the amulet in Sherlock's unsolved casebook, they use modern conveniences, the inventions their mother brings home from her job, and their own detective skills to help solve the case. This exciting mystery visits Sherlock-familiar places throughout London, and children interested in Egyptian gods and goddesses will enjoy all that it has to offer. John Allen Nelson's rapid narration, long pauses, and anger-infused fake British accent make for difficult listening. Purchase only if your library already owns the previous titles in the series.—Courtney O'Keefe, Des Plaines Public Library, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429946797
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Series: Sherlock Files Series , #3
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 578,333
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 832 KB

Meet the Author



Tracy Barrett is the author of the Sherlock Files books, as well as several other acclaimed books for young people, including King of Ithaka, Cold in Summer and Anne of Byzantium. Her books have been named an ALA Best Book for young adults, a Bank Street best children’s book of the year, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, among other honors. She is a professor of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

    My son is 8 and he LOVES this series! Easy to read and has plenty of suspense to keep you reading on.

    Mommy gives this book and the series 2 thumbs up!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    Interesting story set in London...felt like we were there!

    The two children work to solve an ages old mystery that takes them through many of London's historical sites! Hard to put down...wish there were more!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 1, 2012

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    This book is also ar

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    Me

    Only on the first but the first still has swag

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Very good

    It is a bit boring but exciment grows at the end

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