Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Baker Street Four, Vol. 1
author: Olivier Legrand
average rating: 3.62
book published: 2010
read at: 2017/06/13
date added: 2017/06/13
shelves: children-s, graphic-novels
'The Baker Street Four, Vol. 1'by Olivier Legrand and J. B. Dijan with art by David Etien has two separate stories featuring a trio of young street kids (with a cat to make four) who sometimes help out Sherlock Holmes. Except here, it seems like the other way around.
In both stories, the kids help out young women. In the first story, the young woman is about to be sold into prositution, and the kids have to work with people they know on the streets to help her out. In the second story, the young woman is on the run from her home country of Russia. Assassins are out to kill her, and her companions are being framed with the murders of Jack the Ripper. This time out, Sherlock Holmes is out of the country on a case, so the kids will have to figure this one out on their own.
The stories don't particularly feel like Sherlock Holmes stories, and that could be because he only makes fleeting appearances. These aren't really mysteries either so much as adventure stories. They are fun and I liked Billy, Charlie and Tom. The art is pretty good with lots of details in some of the street and bar scenes. In spite of the subject matter, I think younger readers would like these adventures.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Insight Editions and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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