Monday, July 16, 2012

Review of #12 Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Cardboard Box

This graphic novel series for kids is the perfect introduction to the joys of reading the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Cardboard Box starts with an introduction to the real series of books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It also includes a map and labeled drawings of the characters. The graphic novel format makes the story easy to follow, like you're watching it on TV, except it is drawn out on the pages.

In this edition, Miss Cushing receives a package with some gruesome contents. Inspector Lestrade blows it off as a harmless prank, but Sherlock Holmes knows better. Told from Watson's point-of-view, Holmes is true-to-form as he connects the dots to solve the gruesome murder.

The story is followed by an explanation as to how Holmes solved the case, based on the clues he uncovered. It also includes recommended reading and websites. It's a great way to whet the appetite of any young amateur sleuth.

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