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Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House

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It’s three years since Holmes disappeared at the Reichenbach Falls along with arch enemy Moriarty. Dr Watson misses him daily and tries to channel his inner Holmes especially when Mr Ronald Adair is murdered in a room locked from the inside ......

First of all, what an excellent adaptation by Stephanie Baudet, it’s simplified but loses none of the intrigue of the original. It contains tension, plenty of excitement and should capture the imagination of younger readers. I love the humorous illustrations which add an extra dimension to the storytelling . The story is a vivid one and I can see it engaging a younger audience and generating discussions and theories in the why’s  and how’s. Adaptations like this will hopefully pique an interest in the works of the great Conan Doyle which can then be read as a YA or in adulthood and loved for life. 

Overall, highly recommended to parents and for younger readers. 

With thanks to NetGalley and Sweet Cherry Publishing for the arc for an honest review.
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What a fantastic, engaging adaptation. I love Arthur Conan Doyle's books and I'm an avid viewer of any film or television programme about Sherlock Holmes and his adventures with Watson. Stephanie Baudet has done an incredible job of keeping true to the original story and yet adapting it for a younger audience, without losing any of the original intelligence of the work. Some of the original quotes have been left untouched by Baudet, for example "Work is the best antidote to sorrow".
The illustrations added an extra touch of humour and explanation.
I would love to see this version brought to the small screen in illustrated form!
Many thanks to the author, the publishers and Net Galley for a copy of this ARC.
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I love Sherlock Holmes books and films, so I was delighted to read this book and I really loved it.  I am a child at heart, so I really enjoyed the way the book was adapted for children.  It was really fun to read and I loved the writing, the story, the characters and the illustrations.  I grew up reading children's mystery books, such as Nancy Drew and The Famous Five, so this book was right up my street!  Thankyou for a great book, which I highly recommend for children and adults!

Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I requested this as I always get so confused in Sherlock Holmes stories, finding myself lost in all the twists and turns! This adaptation of The Empty House (not a story I knew before) was ideal for me, and would be great for children of 9 upwards who like a classic mystery with a twist. Covering lots of the key Sherlock Holmes elements - Moriarty, Watson, Mrs B, Reichenbach Falls-  this is a great way to introduce one of the great detectives. Language was well pitched and plenty of illustrations to help you on the way.
Thank you @Netgalley and the publishers for the chance to read it
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An easy version of an original Sherlock story for children adapted by Stephanie Baudet. A great little mystery for young minds, which could be read to little ones or by older children. 
The pictures are fun and supply some clues to solving the mystery yourself. 
Thanks to NetGalley and Sweet Cheery Publishing for the ARC.
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Stephanie Baudet returns with another fantastic adaptation of Conan Doyle's The Empty House for children.

Having read the original, I was curious about just how close to it the adaptation would be and Baudet doesn't disappoint. 

With illustrations of the famous detective and his friend and confidante, Dr Watson by Arianna Bellucci to aid in the retelling of the first story that takes place three years after the demise of Holmes at the hands of his nemesis the devious Moriarty the reader is taken back in time.

Whilst the story is simplified, as I said it does indeed stay true to the 1903 novel of the same name. Baudet has clearly taken the time to ensure that a new generation will be as captivated as the many who have come before in the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

If you have a child who loves mystery, and would welcome a new hero to their world then I would highly recommend these books. They are short enough that they would be an easy read for a middle grade child or to be read aloud as a wonderful, vivid adventure before bedtime.

Thank you to Stephanie Baudet for breathing life into an old classic and making it fun to read who done it!
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A second dip into this wonderful series designed for younger children and introducing them into the world of Sherlock Holmes. Hopefully the great detective will also generate an everlasting enjoyment of crime fiction and a lifelong love of books.
Having read the story of The Empty House in the grown- up version I am amazed how this adaptation reads so well and clearly conveys the story; the nuances of Holmes and Watson and reflections those special relationships with Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade. 
The artwork and drawings which accompany the story also help bring the story alive and provide context and points of reference. Indeed, time is taken out to provide pen portraits and definitions. I particularly liked the use of newspaper headlines to expand and deepen the mystery.
I am certain these books in this series will become a collectors item and not only look good on your child’s bookcase but be read over and over again with joy and wonderment.
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I’ve been a fan of Sherlock Holmes stories since I can remember myself. I’ve never seen an illustrated version, but would have loved one (that is, this one) when I was younger. The story has been adapted for the younger readers and is more fast-paced than the original, but certainly retains the original’s appeal. The illustrations add extra charm to the story.
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Sherlock Holmes fans can rest assured that his legacy lives on. Now, children of all ages can learn about Holmes and Watson. Even though Watson must now solve crimes on his own, it seems Holmes will still have the final say in one way or another. This is a great book that is fast paced and written for younger readers, however adults will enjoy it just as much. I am so happy that I had the chance to read this cute novel.

Thank you to netgalley as well as the author/publisher for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest review.
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This is my first time reading a story from 'The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection' from the Easy Classics series by Sweet Cherry Publishing. I love Sherlock Holmes, have read many of Arthur Conan Doyle's original works and a few from other authors exploring Holmes. This particular story was one I was already familiar with. 

While clearly adapted for children, the story was not dumbed down in any particular manner. The illustrations added some intrigue, as you want to look at them for some clues to solve it yourself! The book is humorous and smart, a great mystery for any age.
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This was such a cute read. It was fast-paced and quite short so it was over in no time for me, but I enjoyed it.
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I received an advance copy of, Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adapted by Stephanie Baudet. This is a great story for kids, Sherlock Holmes is a great detective.
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