Tuesday, April 26, 2011

No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe

When Griffin is sent to stay with his detective uncle at 221B Baker Street for the summer, he is certain that his uncle must be the great Sherlock Holmes! But Griffin soon learns that Holmes lives at 221A Baker Street and his uncle lives unit 221B. Sure, his uncle is a detective, but he's not very good. That won't stop him from taking a case that Holmes has turned down. Deemed to be ridiculous, a woman claims that her husband was swallowed whole by the Loch Ness Monster. Along the way, Griffin shows his uncle just what it means to have true faith in God, even when the case challenges that. But the question remains-are monsters real, or aren't they?

 I chose this book for my two boys and they will not be disappointed. It’s a great read for ages 9 -12 years old. The chapters are short and its suspense will keep our young readers engaged. It was easy for my mind to start thinking about possible solutions to the case but I shall not be giving it away.  I also liked that it included discussion questions,   two short mysteries for Griffin to solve and a recipe in the back of the book.
I am excited to give this book a five star rating. I will also be donating this book to our Christian school.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com http://BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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