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The case of the cryptic crinoline, Nancy Springer

Label
The case of the cryptic crinoline
Title
The case of the cryptic crinoline
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Springer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In late nineteenth-century London, fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, turns to Florence Nightingale for help when her investigation into the disappearance of a Crimean War widow grows cold
Member of
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2010
Review
  • Gr. 5-8 Sherlock Holmes’ 14-year-old sister, Enola, makes her fifth appearance, as clever as her much older brother and still determined to be on her own after being abandoned by her mother and threatened with boarding school. But now that freedom is in jeopardy when her landlady is abducted, seemingly because she has carried a message from the “Bird.” The mystery itself, concerning smuggling during the Crimean War, won’t be of much interest to kids, but the appearance of the enigmatic Florence Nightingale adds appeal, as will the cat-and-mouse game Enola must play with Sherlock. Mostly, though, it’s Enola, strong and determined, who carries this one. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 05-01-2009) (Booklist, vol 105, number , p)
  • Gr 5-9 –From the riveting prologue to the satisfying conclusion, readers are hurled headlong into Enola Holmes’s latest case. Still eluding her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, who will, she fears, place her in a finishing school, Enola is horrified one day to find that her beloved landlady, Mrs. Tupper, has been kidnapped. Using her wealth of disguises, Enola sets out to solve the crime. Much to her astonishment, the trail leads to a meeting with Florence Nightingale, with whom Mrs. Tupper was acquainted. The atmospheric setting and the voice of the heroine are so compelling that even though readers may not know what a crinoline is, they will want to find out. Kids who enjoy the details of historical settings and solving mysterious ciphers will cheer this feisty heroine as she leaps out of windows, jumps onto the backs of coaches, and fights evil villains in the dark streets of London to rescue her dear landlady. Well done!–Tina Martin, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, IL --Tina Martin (Reviewed July 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 7, p93)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
321637
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Springer, Nancy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1120L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.S76846
LC item number
Care 2009
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 9
Reading level
7.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
An Enola Holmes mystery
Series volume
0005
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nightingale, Florence
  • Nightingale, Florence
  • Missing persons
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Holmes, Enola (Fictitious character)
  • Missing persons
  • Characters in literature
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • Holmes, Enola (Fictitious character)
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The case of the cryptic crinoline, Nancy Springer
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
740134
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780399247811
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008040475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399247811
  • (OCoLC)262428570
Label
The case of the cryptic crinoline, Nancy Springer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
740134
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780399247811
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008040475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399247811
  • (OCoLC)262428570

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