Young Miss Holmes: Casebook 1-2 by Kaoru Shintani
Review by Lauren
Source: copy from library; all opinions are still my own
Official Summary: Christie Holmes is a prodigy. At ten years old, she's as familiar with the sciences and classics as any older student at Cambridge or Oxford. And her facility with logic is reminiscent of her uncle, the eminent Sherlock Holmes himself. So, what's a brilliant young girl to do when her parents are away in India, leaving her behind in the care of maids and servants? Solve mysteries, of course. Along with her giant hound Nelson, Christie's implacable curiosity leads her from one dangerous adventure to another, often joining forces with Uncle Sherlock and Doctor Watson on their famed investigations. Christie may look pint-sized, but her clever mind is never to be underestimated!
Review: This is the first manga that I've ever read. For those that aren't aware, Manga is a Japanese comic and you read the book right to left, instead of left to right like an English book. It was a bit weird reading "backwards" so to speak, but it was easy enough to pick up on.
As for the book itself, I really enjoyed Young Miss Holmes and would be happy to read her next book. Christie is Sherlock Holmes' young niece and she is extraordinarily smart. Therefore, she likes to try and help her uncle and Dr. Watson solve some of their cases.
|You read right from left, so Well Done reads first...|
Overall, these are some fun stories with a mix of known and original characters! I wouldn't hesitate to grab the next casebook (it looks like there is at least two more books about Christie currently available!)
I read this for the Graphic Novel Challenge