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Eye Of The Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case

Eye Of The Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case (Paperback)

By Peacock, Shane

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Shane Peacock has created a boy who bears all the seeds of the character who has mesmerised millions: the relentless eye, the sense of justice and the complex ego. The boy Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating character who is sure to become a fast favourite with young readers everywh... read full description below.

ISBN 9780887769191
Barcode 9780887769191
Published 15 May 2011 by Misc - Random House New Zealan
Format Paperback
Series Boy Sherlock Holmes (part: 01)
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ISBN-13 9780887769191
ISBN-10 0887769195
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Misc - Random House New Zealan
Imprint Tundra Books
Publication Date 15 May 2011
International Publication Date 12 May 2009
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Peacock, Shane
Series Boy Sherlock Holmes (part: 01)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 254
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 238g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 215720

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Description of this Book

Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and their son, Sherlock, bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way. But what wits they are His keen powers of observation are already apparent, though he is still a boy. He loves to amuse himself by constructing histories from the smallest detail for everyone he meets. Partly for fun, he focuses his attention on a sensational murder to see if he can solve it. But his game turns deadly serious when he finds himself the accused -- and in London, they hang boys of thirteen. Shane Peacock has created a boy who bears all the seeds of the character who has mesmerized millions: the relentless eye, the sense of justice, and the complex ego. The boy Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating character who is sure to become a fast favorite with young readers everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Selected as a Booklist Top Ten in Young Mysteries <br>Winner, Arthur Ellis Award for Juvenile Crime Fiction <br>Gold Medal Winner, Foreward Magazine's Book of the Year Awards <br>Winner, IODE's Violet Downey Book Award <br>.,. both fascinating and complex...plenty of readers will...find themselves irresistibly drawn into his thrilling adventures. -- Booklist, starred review <br>.,. [T]he historical setting [is] vividly depicted. -- School Library Journal, starred review <p> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

Shane Peacock was born in 1957 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, one of four brothers. He attended school in the northern town of Kapuskasing, before attending university, where he studied history and English literature. A biographer, journalist, and screenwriter, he is also the author of six novels and three plays, and has been nominated for numerous awards including several National Magazine Awards and the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction. When not writing, Shane Peacock enjoys playing hockey with his three children, and watching sumo wrestling. He lives near Cobourg, Ontario.

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