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In this issue of KidzPost the theme is “Halloween and All Things Scary”, so I chose a book with scary stories. Enjoy!

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Almost everyone has heard of Sherlock Holmes. There have been countless movies about the 19th century master detective and an obvious image comes to mind when you hear his name. But the stories are more than just “Elementary, my dear Watson.” It’s actually really interesting to follow along as Holmes and Watson solve mysteries.

Sherlock Holmes is a man with great powers of deduction. He can solve mysteries that have the police stumped. Though he gets many famous clients from the King of Bohemia to British nobles, he doesn’t work for the money. He just loves to solve mysteries.

You might ask, “How does this relate to this month’s theme?” Many of the mysteries of this book are very scary. “The Engineer’s Thumb” for example, is about an engineer called on in the middle of the night to fix a machine in a dark house. The homeowner is a huge, imposing man. When the engineer starts to get curious, his employer locks him in the very machine he was called to fix.  

If you like mysteries, especially when you get to try to follow along and find the solution, you will enjoy “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”.
Review and Illustration by Rosa