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Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Cardboard Box: Case 12 (On the Case with Holmes and Watson) Kindle Edition
A mysterious package reveals a revolting surprise!
When Miss Susan Cushing receives a package with gruesome contents, she cannot imagine who sent it. While Inspector Lestrade dismisses the package as a practical joke, Holmes fears the worst. Can Holmes and Watson discover the sender?
"Black Peter takes readers into the world of pirates with the murder of Captain Peter Carey, aka Black Peter. In Cardboard Box, a woman receives a box containing two human ears, possibly sent by a medical student seeking revenge because she had asked him to vacate the room he rented. The texts are simply written and easy to follow, and the illustrations help to keep readers involved in the stories. Each book includes a map of London, an illustrated cast of characters, and a letter from Dr. Watson explaining Holmes's logic in solving the cases. This graphic format brings the lesser-known Sherlock adventures to light. Readers who enjoy the series will be pleased with these additions." --School Library Journal--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
French artist Sophie Rohrbach began her career after graduating in display design at the Chambre des Commerce. She went on to design displays in many top department stores, including Galeries Lafayette. She also studied illustration at the Emile Cohl school in Lyon, France, where she now lives with her daughter. Rohrbach has illustrated many children's books.
JT Morrow has worked as a freelance illustrator for twenty years and has won several awards. He's done advertisement work for Fortune 500 companies, editorial work, book covers, and art for packaging. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00HNXC294
- Publisher : Graphic Universe ™ (January 1, 2014)
- Publication date : January 1, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 25864 KB
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 48 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #534,036 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Miss Cushing was a quiet maiden who had no idea who had pulled such a prank, save perhaps some medical students she used to rent to. Obviously they got those ears from a "dissecting room." Mmmmmm, this looked like it would be one of those unsolvable cases and soon Holmes received a letter from one of the lead detectives, Mr. Lestrade, asking for his assistance. Holmes and Watson were soon off to ask a few questions. First Holmes wanted to interview Miss Cushing. After a brief conversation, a look at the package (ugh!), a look around the room the two were on their way to check out a few clues.
Miss Cushing hadn't given them a lot of information, but to Holmes even a crumb told him a lot. Time was of the essence and Holmes exclaimed, as they grabbed a cab, "Watson, we must strike while the iron is hot." Holmes had learned there was a bit of turmoil in the family and immediately headed to Miss Sarah Cushing, Susan's sister, only to be turned away because she was ill. Within moments Holmes was confident that he knew who the murderer was. Dr. Watson, of course was astounded and asked, "But Holmes, what information do we have to go on? Nothing certain has been revealed." Ah, but there was. How did Holmes know someone was murdered by looking at two ears and how in the world did he know who did it by making a couple of inquiries?
Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes team up once again to find out who sent a ghastly package and solve two murders. This mystery is a bit more ghoulish than some of the others because of the contents of the package, but despite the lack of obvious clues, Holmes easily solves the case. In the back of the book Dr. Watson gives the young reader a step-by-step synopsis of just how Holmes went about solving the case. When the reader flips back through the pages and puts on his or her thinking cap, they may experience that "ah" moment and see how it was accomplished. The mystery, told in a graphic novel format, is perfect for reluctant readers and may spur them on to become fans of Holmes and Watson. The flashback panels are sepia toned and easily separated from the more colorful, current ones. In the back of the book Dr. Watson explains just how Holmes solves the crime and you can find additional recommended book and website resources to explore.
This book courtesy of the publisher.
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.
I received a complimentary set of galleys in exchange for my honest review.