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The Resource The case of the peculiar pink fan, Nancy Springer

The case of the peculiar pink fan, Nancy Springer

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The case of the peculiar pink fan
Title
The case of the peculiar pink fan
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Springer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes endeavors to save her friend Lady Cecily Alistair from an unwelcome arranged marriage, she meets with some assistance from her older brother, Sherlock, and interference by the eldest, Mycroft
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Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2009
Review
  • Gr 5–8— Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes's 14-year-old sister takes on a new case, this one involving Lady Cecily Alistair, the champion of the poor and working classes of London. The Holmes brothers continue to be concerned about Enola's lack of a "proper" upbringing and she continues to evade them by disguising herself as Ivy Meshle, secretary to the nonexistent Dr. Leslie Ragostin. Enola finds that Lady Cecily is being held against her will, at her father's behest, by her two dragon-lady aunts to be married off to her foppish cousin. The girl employs numerous clever disguises, is found detecting by Sherlock, and narrowly escapes with her life. Springer's knowledge of the restraints placed on Victorian women, especially those of the upper classes, is used both for humorous entertainments (a pink tea) and to give authenticity to Enola's determination to remain an independent young lady. Her fans will welcome this latest adventure.—Kathryn Kosiorek, formerly at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH --Kathryn Kosiorek (Reviewed November 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 11, p137)
  • Although their own eccentricities are legendary, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes fully expect their very much younger sister to take on the attributes of the stereotypical Victorian female. She will be schooled in womanly endeavors with an eye to a future as someone's wife—but 14-year-old Enola has ideas of her own. She has already solved several mysteries, donning a variety of disguises in order to encourage clients, get results and elude her brothers (The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets, 2008, etc.). This time she encounters them at every turn and they must finally join forces to solve a truly Victorian kidnapping in which a young woman is held against her will by family members in order to be wed to a particularly odious man. Orphans, secret codes and a missing mother add to the thrill of the chase. Springer's period syntax is spot-on, while remaining accessible to modern readers. It is an almost perfect evocation of that bygone era, and Enola is a plucky, intelligent and altogether delightful character. More please. (Mystery. 9-12) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2008)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
286662
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Springer, Nancy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1040L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.S76846
LC item number
Cat 2008
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Reading level
7.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
An Enola Holmes mystery
Series volume
0004
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arranged marriage
  • Lost articles
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Arranged marriage
  • Lost and found possessions
  • Characters in literature
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an Enola Holmes mystery
Label
The case of the peculiar pink fan, Nancy Springer
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
715267
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780399247804
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008006933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399247804
  • (OCoLC)225846510
Label
The case of the peculiar pink fan, 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
715267
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780399247804
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008006933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399247804
  • (OCoLC)225846510

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