Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Gem

Case 3

From the Series On the Case with Holmes and Watson

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76136-202-9
$9.99 $9.99
978-0-76136-820-5
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.8
BISACS JUV028000, JUV008000
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.625 x 9.25
Lexile 660
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

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2012

Reviews

Teacher Librarian

“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

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.

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.

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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 →