More Sherlock for young readers: The Blue Carbuncle

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Alex Woolf

As noted in an earlier review, I very much enjoy this series of Sherlock Holmes titles for young readers. Each is a short chapter book with cartoonish illustrations. The stories are well and simply told while keeping that sense of wonder about the ways in Holmes is able to find clues and draw conclusions.

This time the story is a simple, illustrated retelling of The Blue Carbuncle. Readers are drawn in immediately as they find out what can be learned from a gentleman’s hat and a Christmas goose. Children will then learn what a carbuncle is, its connection to the goose and how it was stolen from a Countess. They will watch as the great detective observes and solves the case. Is the suspected thief really guilty or did something else happen? Holmes is sure to find out.

This book will be enjoyed by those who like mysteries and who already know or want to meet one of fiction’s most famous characters.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Arcturus for this book. All opinions are my own.

Pub Date 07 Jan 2022

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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