Sherlock Holmes for the younger set: The Sign of Four

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Alex Woolf

Here is another in a series of Sherlock Holmes stories for beginning chapter book readers. I find these stories to be good retellings of the canon. The cartoon like illustrations will add to young readers pleasure in these titles.

The Sign of the Four draws the reader right in. There are mysterious pearls, a missing father, a seeming pact among four adults, hints of doings in India and more. Just think, this all happens in the first chapter! I do think that readers will want to keep turning the pages to discover the case’s solution along with Holmes and Watson.

Children may enjoy these books just as they are. I imagine that some will go on to be curious about the originals.

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

Pub Date 01 Jul 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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