This series has some very high level vocabulary, some very ugly London street activity and highlights the complete and utter lack of women's rights in 1888-89. Springer not only provides two fine mysteries, breathtaking adventure, and key-eyed description, but she also offers a worthy heroine.” —Booklist, starred review* “A tasty appetizer, with every sign of further courses to come.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review* “Enola’s loneliness, intelligence, sense of humor,and sheer pluck make her an extremely appealing heroine.” —School Library Journal,starred review, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. SPOILER ALERT: Things you might want to know before suggesting this to your kid, Q&A with Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos, authors of The Adventurers Guild, Cover Reveal of Sally Slick and the Steel Syndicate, Why I Won’t Let My Kid Read the Twilight Series, Why You Should Read Aloud to Your Independent Reader, Favorite Self-Pub and Small Press Books 2012, Favorite Books I Read and Reviewed in 2012, Q&A with Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos, Authors of The Adventurers Guild, Talking About...Twelve Dancing Princesses, Why I Won't Let My Kid Read the Twilight Series, From Sketch to Chapter Art, an Illustrator at Work, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The author does have great fun with various Victorian minutiae, most notably with Enola's clothing in her various disguises. Welcome back.
Adventure ensues! | Middle Grade (8-12) I chose this to listen to with my nine year old daughter.
It didn't blow me away, but it was a fun way to pass an evening, and I might even read on in the series if I'm ev. Still, I have a rule that if I'm going to judge something I'd better be informed about it, so with plans to watch the film later this month, I picked up the novel it was based on too. I'm not sure how I found this series which also features a strong young female protagonist but I'm glad I did. Praise for Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Edgar Award Nominee! I'm excited to continue the series. I thought this could be either really good or really annoying. He mentions a possibly hypothetical sister several times in The Copper Beeches. This is the first installment in Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes series, following the (mis)adventures of Sherlock and Mycroft's teenage sister. Suddenly involved. She is intelligent and resourceful without being annoying, a perplexing and pleasing blend of the expected manners of the day and the bluestocking ideals of her mother. To see what your friends thought of this book, This series has some very high level vocabulary, some very ugly London street activity and highlights the complete and utter lack of women's rights in. Still, I have a rule that if I'm going to judge something I'd better be informed. *This format is not eligible to earn points towards the Reader Rewards program, Nov 08, 2007 She never really knew her famous brother (or Mycroft) for they were almost grown and away to school by that time (they do make appearances in this book but it's not like Enola pairs up to go sleuthing with Sherlock or anything. Now a Netflix original movie starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Helena Bonham Carter!Meet Enola Holmes, teenaged girl turned detective and the younger sister to Sherlock Holmes.When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. The Enola Holmes series would be enjoyed generally by mature females, 12-15, with an interest in historical fiction or crime solving or powerful female characters. Four and a half for its middle school-intended audience. | ISBN 9780142409336 Enola is certainly no match for Flavia (she doesn't even give her bicycle a name for heaven's sake) and Nancy Springer's Victorian England doesn't convince as seamlessly as Pullman's Sally Lockhart books. Enola used to do whatever she pleases, she lived outside of her time. This was an extremely short book, so short it almost felt like the first half of a regular book. Best of all, she manages to be independent of her brother, both in terms of the story and in terms of my expectations. Sherlock Holmes is so much better in this than he is in the original.
The characterization, Hollywood action over Holmesian intellect, the 'not like other girls' rhetoric combined with a disdain for traditional femininity (embroidery certainly gets a lot of heat)... none of it was appealing to me. It was a cute little whodunit type mystery starring Sherlock Holmes's little sister Enola. * “Enola shows herself to be an intelligent, rational, resourceful, and brave protagonist. Four stars for an adult book. p. cm. Having decided to hoard the latest escapades of Flavia De Luce for hopefully better days ahead I cast my nets and twitched my literary feelers seeking a palatable substitute. Blog. She's a cool kid with lots of smarts and a quick wit. That said, I can think of few YA books that are, actually, mysteries - complete with a missing person, a detective, and hidden clues. I've had lots of fun in the past when I have dived in but these days there does seem to be rather. When Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared—on her 14th birthday nonetheless—she knows she alone can find her. Surprisingly, I liked the movie a lot better. The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1). It's never been totally dismissed that Sherlock had a canonical sister. I read it over the course of about two hours, which is pretty darn quick for me (I'm a slow reader, I like to savor the words, deal with it), but somehow it didn't lack for character development like a lot of shorter stories do. Enola decides to search for her mom, and along the way stumbles across another missing person, the young Marquess Tewkesbury. Having decided to hoard the latest escapades of Flavia De Luce for hopefully better days ahead I cast my nets and twitched my literary feelers seeking a palatable substitute. When Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared—on her 14th birthday nonetheless—she knows she alone can find her.
It's a short read but entertaining with enough chuckles and even a few Holmsian tingles when Enola and Sherlock collide for me to come back looking for book 2. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Start by marking “The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Enola often quotes Sherlock’s dismissiveness of her “cranial capacity.” However, in the end, Enola turns all of this on its head. Sherlock won't look for her, and Mycroft is too busy getting Enola enrolled in a boarding school to teach her to be a proper lady. On Enola's fourteenth birthday, her mother disappears. It's been a while since I dipped my toes in the YA sea. Links on this site will lead you to Amazon. I wasn't impressed. This is a pretty cool little adventure/mystery in the life of Sherlock Holmes's little sister Enola. Readers will look forward to hearing this heroine’s unique voice again.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review* “This is a terrific package. Maybe something about her style is just not for me. Well, I finished it, which is more than I can say for my previous attempt at reading Springer. The corset—the ultimate symbol of subjugating wome… I really enjoyed this mystery story and how action-packed it was. Ultimately, it is her own knowledge as a member of the female realm that helps Enola find things Sherlock never could). Video conferencing best practices: Tips to make meeting online even better; Oct. 8, 2020. Once she realizes what's happened and that her mother is nowhere nearby, Enola contacts her older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes, who she hasn't seen since she was four, figuring that they, as brilliant as they are, could help. So, in that respect, I was very pleased to read this, and found it refreshing and unique. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers—all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother’s strange disappearance. Refresh and try again.
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