Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes (A Stepping Stone Book Classic): Based on the Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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What is the secret of a goose that swallowed a priceless blue gem? How is a woman killed when she is alone in a locked room? Why does a mysterious club only include people with red hair? These puzzles are all solved by the greatest detective the world has ever known in Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. Adapted from three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales of suspense ( The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, and The Red Headed League) these thrilling mysteries are made ...

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Overview

What is the secret of a goose that swallowed a priceless blue gem? How is a woman killed when she is alone in a locked room? Why does a mysterious club only include people with red hair? These puzzles are all solved by the greatest detective the world has ever known in Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. Adapted from three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales of suspense ( The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, and The Red Headed League) these thrilling mysteries are made accessible to young readers in this fabulous easy to read edition.

Amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, the master of deductive reasoning, solves several mysteries with the aid of his friend, Dr. John Watson.

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"Three of the Sherlock Holmes tales, 'The Speckled Band,' 'The Red-Headed League,' and 'The Blue Carbuncle,' convey an impression of the great man's methods and the diversity of his interests in a brisk and businesslike style."—School Library Journal.  
Children's Literature
In each of these short stories, Dr. Watson aids his dear friend Sherlock Holmes in solving some intriguing mysteries. With a mixture of admiration and curiosity, Watson observes and assists Sherlock as he questions clients and investigates unusual events. Using his skills, knowledge and common sense, Sherlock expertly masters each situation and provides quick and logical answers. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," he even administers his own form of justice by coercing a thief to confess and then letting the criminal go free to live with his own fear and guilt. These classic tales are retold in a language that is easy to read and understand. Although the stories may be from a different era, the mysteries are timeless, and the few black-and-white illustrations help the reader to visualize life on Baker Street in 1883. 2001 (orig. 1982), Random House, $3.99. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Denise Daley
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Three short mysteries with an abundance of clipped, typical Holmes dialogue offer the facts. Can you solve the mystery before Holmes? Probably not, but then, neither could Watson. The fun is in trying to keep up with the brilliant detective. This reprinted classic is a phenomenal way for early readers to get hooked on the great detective. Large print and detailed black and white drawings make this edition less overwhelming than most versions. 1995 (orig
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394850863
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1982
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series
  • Edition description: Grades 3-5
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 215,171
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 7.61 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon returning from Jesuit prep. school in England, Doyle attended the University of Edinburgh Medical School where he met Dr. Joseph Bell, the man who inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes. In 1887 Doyle introduced the world to the inimitable Holmes with the publication of A Study in Scarlet. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on July 8, 1930.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Insulting to children.

    I read the sampoe and copared it to the relevent passage from the actual book. The language was pathetically dumbed down and all the artistry was removed. This book assumes that children can't comprehend victorian language. Dreadfull. I would recomend reading the orignal stories, which are quite good.

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    OH WHAT THE HEAK IM GONNA READVTHIS BOOK FOR MY REPORT CARD NOW

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