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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Starts: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 31 May 2009
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Ruth King "BookishRuth.com" (Spring City, PA USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classic Starts) (Hardcover)
Classic Starts: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes features abridged versions of six short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The language is simplified for younger readers, but the essence of the original stories is not compromised. The book includes "A Scandal in Bohemia", "The Red-Headed League", "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", "The Greek Interpreter" and "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons".

There are several nice black and white illustrations to complement each story. My only criticism of the illustrations is that Watson seems too old. Dr. Watson was only a few years Sherlock Holmes' senior, but is depicted as much older in several screen adaptations. The illustrations in this book seem to be based more on the screen versions of the characters than the original Sidney Padget drawings. Padget's illustrations show the two men to be much closer in age. However, this is a very minor quibble on my part. The age difference will likely help young children differentiate between Holmes and Watson.

The modern, easy-to-read language and abridged format in this book make these classic stories accessible to younger readers who may find the complex vocabulary or length of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original work too challenging. This would be a great choice for a 7-10 year old who enjoys mysteries but might not be ready to tackle the Sherlock Holmes books on their own just yet. Classic Starts: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes also includes discussion questions to help broaden the reader's understanding of the stories.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmes, 3 Oct 2011
This review is from: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classic Starts) (Hardcover)
After a long search for an adaptation of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, I finally found this Classic Starts publication. I am using it with a Year 6 (eleven year olds) who are absolutely loving the stories. Cleverly adapted from the original, the stories are accessible for children of this age. The font size, text and illustrations are suitable for younger readers and even 9 year olds could enjoy the stories with an adult. Beautiful quality hardback book and was well worth the hunt!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 7 Oct 2013
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i was in two minds whether my children would find it too advanced but my daughter(8) loves it , i still think there's a lot of concepts that need explaining but if you don't present the kids with a challenge they'll never learn anything, all in all a good purchase for those kids that like mystery stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2014
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As described, thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction for young children, 13 May 2014
This review is from: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classic Starts) (Hardcover)
Bought this to introduce my 8 year old daughter to the works of Conan-Doyle. The stories have been abridged very well, for the KS2 age range, maintaining the key story elements and pace, while shortening the stories such that each can easily be read as part of a single night's bedtime routine. My daughter loves the stories and now wants to read some of the other, original, stories.
My only slight criticism is the substitution of some American language (e.g. 'sidewalk') but it's easy to alter these if you're reading aloud to a child.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Detectives, 26 Mar 2014
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Sherlock was chosen as our school topic, this book was at just the right level for our year 6's .pleased
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic, 14 Mar 2014
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Bought this for my children as it reads in modern language rather than victorian. My kids loved reading this book.
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