Eye of the Crow

Eye of the Crow

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, 2007
ISBN: 9780887768507
Branch Call Number: YA PEA
Characteristics: 251 p


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Oct 28, 2016

i havent read this one but is looking forward to reading it!!!

Jul 03, 2014

I couldn't put this book down! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. If you want to read a good mystery book, I'd definitely recommend this one!

Mar 16, 2014

I loved these books! They are definitely worth the read if you are a fan of Holmes and like to wonder about his childhood.

Feb 13, 2013

If you are a lover of Sherlock Holmes, then you will love boy Sherlock. The book explains what his life was like when he was younger, and why he is the way he is when he is the older Sherlock Holmes. I found the book very interesting, also his first case. Very good read.

Apr 26, 2012

I enjoyed this mystery series - I like reading the character of young Sherlock Holmes, and how Peacock created a history for such a well known detective.

Jun 17, 2011

I found this book interested until the last two chapters, then the story took a predictable turn and I lost all interest in the novel and the series. If it has one redeaming quality it is that this novel has made me want to read the original Sherlock Holmes.

Dec 18, 2010

"Eye of the Crow" is the first book in the "Sherlock Holmes as a Boy" series. This book was thrilling and took me for an entire roller coaster ride. It was a perfect combination of adventure, mystery, and suspense, with a blend of moments of fear, sadness, and joy. There are a few gory parts as well. I rated this book a perfect 5.

Next book in the series: Death in the Air

goldendog Jul 05, 2010

This book was so exciting!

Jun 28, 2010

A fabulous story about Sherlock Holmes's first case when he was just a boy of 13. Tough times at school and at home affect Sherlock's life. What happens in this story explains why and how Sherlock grew into the brilliant but troubled man we have grown to love over the years. Full of action and intrigue for Sherlock's fans of all ages. If you like good detective stories, read this one! It's sure to engage your emotions one way or another.

Jun 05, 2010

Whoever says this is dull needs to die in a hole.

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KidsLit Jan 04, 2010

The first book in a series about the young Sherlock Holmes, Shane Peacock has created a fantastic, deliciously moody book that will certainly delight mystery fans both young and old. Great for ages 10+

Mar 30, 2009

A murder crime has taken place and Sherlock Holmes is disgusted. When the suspect is being taken, he speaks only to Sherlock and says that he did not do it! Sherlock then goes to the crime scene twice and is convicted. He now has to solve who the real murderer was with the help of his friend, Irene

Mar 30, 2009

there is a murder in london. sherlock holms is always near the crime scene because he wants to find out who did it. police arrest sherlock because they think he did the crime. sherlock then escapes from jail and tries to find out who the real merderer is.


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Jul 17, 2015

"You'll never be an Irregular. Not you Sherlock Holmes."
"And Yet I'm as irregular as I can be."


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