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.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Series:||Stepping Stone Book Classics Series|
|Edition description:||Grades 3-5|
|Product dimensions:||5.19(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.26(d)|
|Lexile:||690L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About 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.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.