The Haunted Toolshed (Joe Sherlock, Kid Detective Series #1)

The Haunted Toolshed (Joe Sherlock, Kid Detective Series #1)

by Dave Keane

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Overview

Why are cakes vanishing into thin air? How can a mailbox disappear without a trace? When did something evil move into Mr. Asher's toolshed?

Strange and unexplained things are happening on Baker Street after dark, and Joe Sherlock must come face-to-face with the things that go bump in the night. Even though a cold tingle of terror gallops down his spine like a herd of wild gophers, Joe is determined to solve the case -- and have his bundt cake, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061898105
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Series: Joe Sherlock, Kid Detective , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 407,604
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Dave Keane always loved monsters as a kid. Halloween was his favorite holiday and he dreamed of becoming a werewolf or a vampire when he grew up. Instead, he became a children's book writer and illustrator. Now he and his wife stay busy raising three little monsters of their own in Northern California.

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Joe Sherlock, Kid Detective, Case #000001: The Haunted Toolshed


By Dave Keane

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Dave Keane
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060761881

Chapter One

Joe Who?

My name is Joe Sherlock.

But almost everybody just calls me Sherlock.

Never Joe.

In fact, most people around here think I squirted into this world without a proper first name attached.

But for me, Sherlock is the perfect fit, like a worn-out pair of sneakers that you just love but your mom throws out anyway, because she's simply horrified that one of her friends might actually see you wearing them.

So what's so great about having a name like a smelly old pair of sneakers?

Well, Sherlock also happens to be the name of the greatest detective who ever looked through a magnifying glass: Mr. Sherlock Holmes. And just like the great Nr. Holmes, I was born with a natural gift for solving mysteries.

It may sound weird, but while most kids my age are busy doing homework, playing soccer, or scooping out their ear wax with paper clips, I stay busy preparing myself for a life of mystery solving.

I've seen just about every detective movie ever made. I've seen the really good ones that keep you on the edge of your seat so much that you end up chewing off half your toenails without even realizing it. And I've also seen all the old black-and-white ones where everybody stands around talkingso much that you wakeup on the floor two hours later in a pool of your own drool.

But no amount of movie watching could have prepared me for the Case of the Haunted Toolshed. Just hearing that name makes me feel like I have a pair of live squirrels in my stomach and two corks shoved up my nostrils . . . if you know what I mean. So bolt the doors, lock the windows, and remember to keep breathing as I tell you about my first official case as a private detective: Case #000001.

Continues...


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Haunted Toolshed 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Librarygirl66 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A super-sleuth fourth grader solves the case of a neighbor's haunted toolshed.
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It was a really good book