The Great Shelby Holmes

The Great Shelby Holmes

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Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going friend from downstairs, eleven-year-old John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781681190518
1681190516
Branch Call Number: J MYSTERY EULBERG
Characteristics: 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Madrid, Erwin - Illustrator

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Shelby Holmes is the smartest detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen - and she's only in sixth grade. Together John Watson, her new neighbor downstairs and only friend, she must quickly partner up to solve a dog-napping case will put both her and John's detective skills to the test.


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Oct 23, 2016

With a wink to the original Holmes this is a solid mystery. Written from the standpoint of the sidekick Watson. He moves to NYC and tries to befriend Shelby. She needs some practice being friends but John doesn't give up on her. She doesn't do much to redeem herself either. Readers will enjoy figuring out the mystery more than the characters. However the original Sherlock was always written to be pompous and annoying right. Wished there had been more illustrations to help story along. Still a good choices for 5th grade readers.

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