To Watson, Mr. Wilsons story seems to contain nothing more than an unusual position for a red-headed man. But to Holmes, theres a crime in action! Can Holmes solve the case and catch the crook before it is too late? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the Red-Headed League!...
|Title||:||The Adventure of the Red-Headed League|
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The Adventure of the Red-Headed League Reviews
"The more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be"
Horn Book (Fall 2010)These bare-bones adaptations are styled as graphic novels, which may appeal to reluctant readers. Unfortunately, the dialogue is stilted, the plot points aren't always clear, and there's no strong sense of Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson's personalities. Illustrations in muted tones favor wide-eyed female characters (` la manga). Each volume includes a common brief biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Reading list. Glos. [Review covers these Graphic Planet: The Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes titles: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of Abbey Grange, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Dancing Men, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Empty House, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Red-Headed League, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Speckled Band.]Library Media Connection (October 2010)The timeless appeal of Holmes and Watson, reinforced with large panels on each page, clear colors, and easily readable font in high-contrast white bubbles, will make this set of adventures in demand with emerging, reluctant, and struggling readers. All titles contain a cast of characters, glossary, about the author, additional works, and a website section. The author adapted the text and the illustrator created the artwork in all stories, adding further consistency to the series. Although The Speckled Band adaptation varies a bit from the original story (Holmes? slashing at the snake is not shown as the reason the snake attacks the stepfather), the series doesn?t shy away from violence. This series is a nice way to introduce readers to Sherlock Holmes. Recommended. Lori Robinson, Librarian, Smyrna (Delaware) High School Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private EyeSchool Library Journal (May 1, 2010)Gr 3-8-Coming off the release of the popular live-action Sherlock Holmes movie, this series hopes to capitalize on children's interest in the intrepid investigator. Readers discover the real stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle behind the Sherlock Holmes in the media. The stories are simplified, and sometimes the twisting plots can be hard to follow in just a few brief lines. By taking out so much text, the books lose some of the subtleties and complexities of the cases. However, the colorful artwork is of average quality, and the layout is clean and uncluttered, so the books might attract kids and lead a few of them to other works.-Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Graphic Novels: 2010The Adventure of the Red-Headed League by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Vincent Goodwin:Text-to-Text: This mystery reminded me several Nancy Drew books I read as a young girl. Nancy Drew, like Sherlock Holmes, cleverly solves mysteries. One that might match well due to a similar theme is The Clue of the Velvet Mask By Carolyn Keene. This Nancy Drew book tells of thieves who rob social events.Text to Self: My initial connection to this graphic novel was how I personally identified with the redheaded league and main character being that I am redheaded. I have never been in any redheaded clubs or groups but several have been mentioned to me (mostly as a joke). (I have even seen a couple redhead scholarships. Not sure how valid they are though ha-ha.) As a student, I would have loved to read about characters with red hair. I always felt like an odd ball and redheads were usually never represented (for red hair is not the majority).Text to World: This reminded me of con artists in this world. Particularly the cons in which target personal character traits about a person (i.e. from con artists who watch where you shop or interests off of Facebook to get your attention for example) similar to the invite to be in the Red-Headed League in the book. This book clearly also reminded me of several true stories of bank robbers who have tunneled underground to rob a bank. I might ask my class: Has anyone ever tricked you before? We could talk about being smart (street smart), looking for clues (in real life and in books), or even segue into a lesson about mysteries/private investigators/etc.
This will always be one of my favourite Sherlock Holmes stories.
To be honest, this title made me giggle. It made me think of a group of red heads sitting around and planning to take over the world and maybe they would! I've always loved sherlock homes mysteries and once I had read those, I moved on to nancy drew. This is my text to text connection. Nancy drew and sherlock are very similar. They are both out to stop crime and somehow find these huge crime gangs and take them down. The adventure of the Red-Headed League also had a connection to myself. Like I said previously, I loved nancy drew. Growing up i always wanted to solve crime and wear a cool trench coat like sherlock does. Granted that never happened, but i still enjoy reading about it. Lastly this book has a text to world connection with the crime it talks about. Just like in the book, their are crooks all over the world. There may not be a red headed league but we do have crooks and we do have sherlocks to take them down!
This is a very good adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story, and could be read by upper-elementary kids with no real problem, I think. The story is a Holmes classic, about a puzzle with seemingly no crime attached, until the brain of Holmes is applied. This is part of a whole series of Holmes adaptations, and they are very approachable, both as graphic novels and as Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The tale is abridged somewhat, but the heart of the story is kept intact.
I nice twist on this one!
Not my favourite but still red heads ;)
It does a decent job of retelling the story in a simple way. O read.