ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied Medicine at the University Of Edinburgh Medical School. Doyle was also a prolific writer, who created many classics in the genres of crime fiction, history, short stories, and stage plays.
Doyle is credited with the creation of the legendary fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. His works featuring Holmes are regarded as milestones in the genre of crime fiction. Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories with Sherlock Holmes as the protagonist. Apart from his detective novels, he has also authored many classics such as the Professor Challenger Stories, The Lost World, The White Company, and Sir Nigel.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes from Om Illustrated Classics is a collection of seven short stories. The stories are replete with some of the most fascinating mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. Watson.
Sherlock Holmes is a detective known for his ability to solve crime cases that leave even the most experienced police officers befuddled. His unique style of handling cases stems from his sharp observation, deductive reasoning, and forensic acumen. He travels across Britain with his friend, Dr. Watson, solving crimes that defy the understanding of the common folks. His clients range from ordinary men to royalty.
The stories include The Crooked Man, The Gloria Scott, The Musgrave Ritual, The Reigate Puzzle, The Stockbroker’s Clerk, The Yellow Face, and Silver Blaze.
WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Swayam Ganguly’s adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work is ideal for children. Ganguly has used very simple language to make the classics interesting for young readers. The fascinating illustrations also help facilitate children’s understanding of the background. The bold print ensures that reading the book is as easy for children’s sensitive eyes as it is for their budding minds.
WHAT WE DID NOT LIKE ABOUT THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Colorful illustrations would have made the book more meaningful for its target readers. The writing is overly simplified, which takes away the allure of the classic. Furthermore, some stories are repeated from Doyle’s other collections.
Om Illustrated Classics’ The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is just about the right book to introduce your children to classic novels. The illustrations and simplified adaptation make for a smooth reading experience for young readers. That said, seasoned readers and fans of original classics will not mind missing this one.
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