Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
by adapted for children by Stephanie Baudet
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Pub Date 10 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 10 Jun 2021
An illustrated adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes mystery – at an easy-to-read level for readers of all ages! Also includes a QR code for the free audiobook!
I shall now reveal the truth of the legend behind the hound of the Baskervilles … No Baskerville should ever cross the moor at night.
With a deadly phantom hound on the loose and a mysterious man living on the moor, 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.
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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.
Reimagining a classic!
With a deadly phantom hound on the loose, Sherlock Holmes and his partner in (solving) crime Doctor Watson travel to the moor in Devon to try and solve the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville...
We all know the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his mysteries. However this was created to tell the story of The Hounds of the Baskervilles in a child friendly way.
I particularly liked the use of images, illustrations and extra wee details such as the newspaper articles and letters - which I know will interest children trying to solve the mystery themselves!
It was a great book which I think introduces children (8-12 years) to the work of a classic author and they get to meet the world’s most famous detective.
Love, love, love this book so much and I loved that this was adapted for children so I could easily share this wonderful story with my sons!
Stephanie Baudet's adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is a wonderful reworking of the classic novel with great illustrations.
Having read the original adult version I was intrigued to see what the children's adaptation would be like....and I can safely say I was not disappointed!
The story was retold perfectly for children to understand and enjoy , I feel that Stephanie Baudet did a wonderful job . The illustrations throughout the book were fun and engaging, making it easier for younger readers to picture it in their imagination. I would definitely read more adaptation versions by Stephanie!
Great quick read that still kept all the important parts in the story!
A delightful and engaging introduction to Sherlock Holmes for kids. The adaptation of the story keeps all of the mystery intact, and the illustrations are fun. I highly recommend it for kids of any age.
I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review.
My dad has always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes and when I was a little girl I wanted to read the books too, but they were hard for me to understand. I know that 8 year old me would have absolutely loved this adaptation.
It’s also an excellent book for those who are learning english and would like to improve their reading skills with the classics. It’s easy to read and the illustrations made the story even more interesting. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
Thanks to Sweet Cherry Publishing and the NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a well done, easy to read and understand book for young adults. I really enjoyed it. It was simple and easy and very easy to follow along.
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.
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.
My daughter has been reading The Hound of the Baskervilles in school with her class. She was complaining before the holidays that she would have to wait until after Easter for the class to finish the book, so when I saw this edition on Netgalley I requested it so she could read it.
She thoroughly enjoyed it and flew through it in an evening.
She said it's a really good read with an interesting story.
This edition is aimed at younger children it's illustrations will help engage even the reluctant readers, anyone who is able to read independently would enjoy this book.
Brilliantly adapted for the younger audience.
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