The Great Shelby Holmes

The Great Shelby Holmes

eBook - 2016
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Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black and white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg. Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She's nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen-always using logic and a bit of pluck (which yes, some might call "bossiness') to solve the toughest crimes. When eleven-year-old John Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that's eluded her up till now: a friend. The easy-going John isn't sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted (read: only) partner in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2016, ©2016
ISBN: 9781681190525
Branch Call Number: FICTION Eul
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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John Watson moves to a Harlem neighborhood where he meets Shelby Holmes, a nine-year-old detective.

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.

John Watson meets his new neighbor, Shelby Holmes, and quickly becomes wrapped up in helping her solve a missing dog case.

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Dec 14, 2018

Overall, I enjoyed the read and especially the diversity of the characters. I was often confused, however, by the inconsistencies in the tale, e.g. why would police not investigate the theft of expensive dogs? How is it that Watson is great on the basketball court but then cannot trot in a marked circle?, etc. But, it is the first book of a series and first books often have awkward parts. I will read book #2 and see how it goes.

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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Apr 18, 2019

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