John Watson has barely settled into his new school, Baker Street
Academy, when his teacher Ms De Rossi announces a trip to one of
London's top museums, home to the Alpine Star, the world's most famous
But the gem has been stolen - from right under their noses! The police
are soon on the trail and the whole of the country is talking
about the crime.
When police catch the thief along with the stolen gem, it seems the
case is closed. But Sherlock Holmes has other ideas. With John
and Martha at his side, can he uncover the mystery behind this extraordinary
Told through Watson's blog, detective notes, school assignments,
media reports, and energetic comic-strip illustrations, this introduction
to Arthur Conan Doyle's classic characters will have every
young super-sleuth hooked!
See More General fiction
Ian Whybrow's many popular successes range from picture books to novels for older children. Best known for his original humour, he has a brilliant ear for voices, and takes pride in the fact that his work reads aloud very well. 'I loved being read to as a child,' he says. 'And I loved the sense that my parents were enjoying it too. For me, that's the acMore about Sam Hearn