Historical Fiction

Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins #1)

Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins #1) by Andrew Lane book cover.
Author: 
Andrew Lane

It's the summer of 1868 and 14-year-old Sherlock Holmes is on a break from school.  He lands at the estate of some relatives he doesn't know and is soon embroiled in a mystery.  When a runaway named Matthew witnesses a bizarre murder and Sherlock discovers another dead body in the woods, the teens seek out the truth.   On their adventures, they encounter a mysterious evil housekeeper, beekeepers, and a crippled criminal mastermind.  The game is afoot.

Call Number: 
Y FIC LANE

Turtle in Paradise

Author: 
Jennifer L. Holm
Reviewer Name: 
Rabia Lee
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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Turtle in Paradise is a great experience for young and older readers. It gets a little fantasy based close to the end, but the realistic and somewhat shocking end clears that up. Turtle, a young girl in the 1930s, is sent to Florida to live with her aunt temporarily.

Grade Level: 
Grades 3 to 6
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