Reviews for No Place Like Holmes
Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 January/February
This entertaining whodunit involves an uncle with a talent for inventions and a nephew with a gift of observation. Young Griffin is sent from America to stay with his uncle, an aspiring detective who has the unfortunate luck of living next door to the great detective Sherlock Holmes. Soon, these two have their own mystery to solve. They make a powerful team with Griffin's keen eye and his uncle's odd-ball inventions. Young readers will relate to Griffin's loneliness. This is a surprisingly fast read for any young problem-solver, but also a great recommendation for the older, struggling reader. The author has a companion blog of text, video, and cartoons (www.noplacelikeholmes.blogspot.com) which will enrich the reading experience of this visual generation. Leslie Preddy, School Librarian/Library Media Specialist, Perry Meridian Middle School, Indianapolis, Indiana [Editor's Note: The second book in the series is also available.] RECOMMENDED McCall, Guadalupe Garcia. Under the Mesquite. 2011. 224pp. $17.95 hc. Lee & Low Books. 978-1-60060-429-4 Grades 7-12 ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.