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Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock by Linda Bailey
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Oct 18, 2022 | ISBN 9780735269255

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“Bailey . . . writes with a sure sense of her audience. . . . Follath’s droll illustrations capture the look of the Victorian era, the drama of Doyle’s imagination, and the dry wit of Bailey’s text. A lively, memorable biography.” —STARRED REVIEW, Booklist

“[A] lavish testament to the life of Arthur Conan Doyle. . . . This book will surely inspire wonder, breathe new life and cement conviction into minds doubting the power of their own curiosity and imagination.” —STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire

“[P]recise, detailed watercolor, pencil, and digital illustrations provide a lot to pore over. . . . An informative biography for an older picture-book audience.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Bailey’s homage to the iconic Sherlock Holmes, once called ‘the world’s most famous man who never was,’ and his incredibly talented creator is sure to please fans of the books and just might entice new ones.” CM Reviews

“Linda Bailey [makes] Arthur the star of his story. . . . Young readers may learn a little bit more about Sherlock Holmes, but they will most definitely learn loads about Arthur Conan Doyle and understand better how he became the man who wrote Sherlock.” CanLit for Little Canadians

“Linda Bailey and Isabelle Follath . . . devise a rational, beautiful, and entertaining introduction to the inventor of one of literature’s greatest sleuths. . . . Whatever the goals of the children in your life, Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock encourages them to both dream and pursue what they love.” —Imaginary Elevators


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