Sherlock Holmes and a Scandal in Bohemia (On the Case with Holmes and Watson Series #1)

Sherlock Holmes and a Scandal in Bohemia (On the Case with Holmes and Watson Series #1)

by Murray Shaw, Sophie Rohrbach
     
 

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Has Sherlock Holmes met his match

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are asked to help the King of Bohemia find a very important photograph. It won''t be easy. The King's former love, Irene Adler, has hidden the photograph. Holmes must don a clever disguise, stage a brawl, and even fake a house fire to find the mysterious image! But has Holmes underestimated Irene

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Has Sherlock Holmes met his match

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are asked to help the King of Bohemia find a very important photograph. It won''t be easy. The King's former love, Irene Adler, has hidden the photograph. Holmes must don a clever disguise, stage a brawl, and even fake a house fire to find the mysterious image! But has Holmes underestimated Irene Adler

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
This is a very nice condensation of the story in graphic novel form. We do not need to know that Watson is married, and has not seen Holmes for several weeks, so those paragraphs are left out. The rest of the story is pretty much complete. The first page introduces Conan Doyle, explains how Holmes and Watson met and became roommates, and tells a little bit about other stories and novels featuring them. When the actual story begins, the King of Bohemia has come to Holmes asking for help. His former lover, Irene Adler, possesses a photograph that, if it were made public, would destroy him. The word "lover" has been changed to "love," but that's not important. What is important is the character of the woman. To Holmes, Irene Adler is always "the woman." She has no equal. At the end of the story, when the king says, "What a shame she was not on my level" Holmes responds, "Indeed, she seems on another level entirely." There is really nothing else to be said. The only objections I have concern the illustrations and the fonts chosen for them. Holmes and Watson seem caricatures; I cannot take them seriously. Watson, especially, is a roly-poly little bubble. And too much is crammed into dialog boxes. But it is a wonderful introduction to Sherlock Holmes for younger readers. Reviewer: Judy Silverman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761361978
Publisher:
Graphic Universe
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Series:
On the Case with Holmes and Watson Series, #1
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,122,392
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
GN600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859. He became a doctor in 1882. When this career did not prove successful, Doyle started writing stories. In addition to the popular Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels, Doyle also wrote historical novels, romances, and plays.

French artist Sophie Rohrbach began her career after graduating in display design at the Chambre des Commerce. She went on to design displays in many top department stores including Galeries Lafayette. She also studied illustration at the Emile Cohl school in Lyon, France, where she now lives with her daughter. Rohrbach has illustrated many children's books.

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