Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Category: Book
Adapted By: Baudet, Stephanie
Illustrated By: Bellucci, Arianna
Original Author: Conan Doyle, Arthur
Series: Sweet Cherry Easy Classics
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Published: November 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 7.80in x 5.05in x 0.40in
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$ 8.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

An illustrated adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes adventure- at an easy-to-read level for readers of all ages!

With a deadly phantom hound on the loose and a mysterious man living on the moors, Devon is a dangerous place to be. But Holmes and Watson must put their fears aside. The country's favourite crime-fighting duo need to unravel the strange case of Sir Charles Baskerville's murder before his nephew meets the same fate.

About the Sweet Cherry Easy Classics series:
Sweet Cherry Easy Classics adapts classic literature into illustrated stories for children, introducing these timeless tales to a new generation. (All titles in the series are leveled for classroom use.)

From The Publisher*

An adapted, easy-to-read edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles - with engaging illustrations throughout.

Review Quote*

Stephanie Baudet's adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is a wonderful reworking of the classic novel with great illustrations.

Review Quote*A quick, fun read and an accessible introduction to a popular classic British literary personality. - About Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet (Sweet Cherry Easy Classics)
Review Quote*This was a great adaptation of the classic. Good for kids and easy to read I actually felt that I understood the whole character of Sherlock Holmes better.
Review Quote*Once again, Stephanie Baudet has created a fantastic version of an Arthur Conan Doyle classic in The Hound of the Baskervilles for middle grade readers. The story loses none of its wonder or suspense that has made Conan Doyle's work a well-deserved place as a British classic. Instead there is a simplicity to the story that enables young readers to fall in love with the adventures of Sherlock Holmes that are documented by his friend and accomplice, Dr John Watson. With carefully placed information explaining such things as Hansom Cabs and illustrations that are done to show both events and particularly important elements to the tale (letters to Holmes etc) it is the perfect blend to ensure a new generation will be afraid for Sir Henry Baskerville and his life upon the Devon Moors.
Review Quote*I thought this was a great adaptation of a British Classic Sherlock Holmes. This was great for young readers for them to experience the story in a way where they can understand and enjoy the illustrations. I think that Stephanie Baudet did a great job capturing the story and made the characters a joy to read.
Review Quote*This new adaptation of this famous novel is aimed at kids, 7+ and is part of a series of books in The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection. The books are made more accessible for the younger reader with quirky original and detailed illustrations throughout the book by Arianna Bellucci. Children finding this series are given an opportunity to read about the Great Detective with fresh eyes and the colourful cover design and illustrations will only improve their reading pleasure. The Hound of the Baskervilles is quite scary when depicted on TV or film; the mists rolling over the moor and the sound of the howling creature are intimidating for adults. In written form this sense of foreboding is also conveyed in the original text. Real skill is therefore needed to make an adaptation for a younger audience and Stephanie Baudet has achieved this without losing the thrust and threat of the story about a frightening beast seemingly out to bring terror and death to the Baskervilles. Having read the original, this is a cool reworking of the story that does justice to the plot and shows the working relationship between Watson and Holmes. I can speak with some authority as this is the second book I have read in this series. I love the effort and joy that contributes to bringing an old detective alive and relevant for a new and younger audience. Allowing the stories to be as close to the originals as possible and therefore letting the works speak for themselves. I am sure a new generation will fall under the spell of these stories and when they read on through teenage years and early adulthood they will progress easily to the original books. For now they will delight our young readers and anything that encourages reading and a love of books is a good thing.
Review Quote*This is a superb series, one that I thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to introduce younger readers to Sherlock Holmes. Unfamiliar vocabulary such as hansom cab is also explained, meaning that these are books that children can read independently.
Biographical Note

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.