Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Gem
From the Series On the Case with Holmes and Watson
A hat, a goose, and a priceless blue gem…Can Sherlock Holmes add up the clues?
When countess’s blue gem is stolen and winds up inside a goose, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson jump on the case. But will they ever find the thief? Or is it just a wild goose chase?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.8|
|Dimensions||6.625 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||138212|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
“Adapting Holmes stories into comics is very challenging, which makes these books all the more impressive.” —Teacher Librarian
The Horn Book Guide
“These graphic novel–style adaptations of Holmes’s adventures are well suited to middle graders. The dialogue is reminiscent of Conan Doyle’s writing yet easier to follow. The illustrations’ cartoon characters are appealing, but the heavy black lines and dark palette are sometimes intrusive.” —The Horn Book Guide
Illustrator: Sophie Rohrbach
French artist Sophie Rohrbach began her career after graduating in display design at the Chambre des Commerce. She went on to design displays in many top department stores, including Galeries Lafayette. She also studied illustration at the Emile Cohl school in Lyon, France, where she now lives with her daughter. Rohrbach has illustrated many children's books.
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859. He became a doctor in 1882. When this career did not prove successful, Doyle started writing stories. In addition to the popular Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels, Doyle also wrote historical novels, romances, and plays.
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On the Case with Holmes and Watson
Get ready to jump on the case with Holmes and Watson! This graphic novel series presents the thrilling adventures of the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, John H. Watson. At the end of each book, readers examine the clues that helped Holmes solve each… View available downloads →