Sunday, November 6, 2022

"Sherlock Holmes Retold for Children" - a bookwrap for a set



Sherlock Holmes Retold for Children

Authored by Alex Woolf

Illustrated by Eve O'Brien


* Ages:  6+
* Grade Level:  1+
*Paperback Box Set ( 16 books )
* Publisher:  Arcturus Publication
* Pub. Date:  November 30, 2022
*ISBN-10: 139881525X  
* ISBN-13: 978-1398815254
* Language:  English 

Publisher's Synopsis

Abridged and retold for a young modern audience while remaining true to Doyle's original text.

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The Book

This is a fantastic 16-book anthology of Sherlock Holmes classic cases, retold so young readers can discover and appreciate the stories. 

Sherlock Holmes and his faithful associate, Dr. Watson are known world-wide and their adventures will have kids engaged in the tales from beginning to end.  The reader works along with the genius hero to try and solve mysteries before more disaster strikes. 

This special collection brings Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most infamous detective to life.  Award-winning children's fiction author Alex Woolf has done a brilliant job of retelling these stories with wit, many of the original turns of phrase, while simplifying and clarifying the language and plots to make the stories accessible to children. 


  1. A Study in Scarlet
  2. The Speckled Band
  3. The Reigate Squires
  4. The Red-Headed League
  5. The Blue Carbuncle
  6. The Valley of Fear
  7. The Musgrave Ritual
  8. A Scandal in Bohemia
  9. The Sign of Four
  10. The Hound of the Baskervilles
  11. The Naval Treaty
  12. Silver Blaze
  13. The Final Problem
  14. The Empty House
  15. The Dancing Men
  16. The Six Napoleons

There is an illustration on most pages which visually enriches the text.  Eve O'Brien's illustrations further animate the narrative and enhance the action and intrigue surrounding Holmes and Watson.   The books will be enjoyed by both young and old and those new to the English language.  Individual books are also available as well as the set plus large print and Kindle versions.  

With Christmas around the corner this will be a prefect gift to give.  I also recommend to add the set to a classroom and a school or home library.  I love the books and highly recommend the set.  They are quality through and through. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Alex Woolf is an award winning author of over eighty books of fiction and non fiction, mainly for children and young adults. In 2019 he won the Fiction Express Award for his book Mystery at Moon Base One.

About the Illustrator

Eve O'Brien is an illustrator and picture book maker based in London, UK. She has a bachelors degree in Illustration from Plymouth University and an MA Children's Book Illustration course from the Cambridge School of Art.

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