The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Book rating: 04 Paperback Graphic Revolve (Paperback)

Retold by Martin Powell, Illustrated by Protobunker Studio

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  • Publisher: Stone Arch Books
  • Format: Paperback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 226mm x 3mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 23 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Mankato
  • ISBN 10: 1434208516
  • ISBN 13: 9781434208514
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: full colour comic style illustrations
  • Sales rank: 367,406

Product description

Late one night, Sir Charles Baskerville is attacked outside his castle in Dartmoor, England. Could it be the Hound of the Baskervilles, a legendary creature that haunts the nearby moor? Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective, is on the case."

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By 365 Graphic Novels 20 Oct 2012 4

This an enjoyable conversion of one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles' best known Sherlock Holmes stories. At only sixty-four A5 pages it still seems to feature all the main characters and plot points. Although marketed to children I found it an engaging read.

The art is great and has a Manga quality to it, presumably to help appeal to the young audience. The colours are really good and there are lots of candlelit interiors and bleak, overcast moorlands.

At the back there is a section about Conan Doyle, a short biography of the adapter and artist, details on Sherlock Holmes, a glossary, questions for discussion, writing ideas and a safe internet site to learn more. Really good ideas for young minds.

In short this would make the perfect children's gift, the first tentative step to exploring Conan Doyle's work or a handy refresher or aide memoir of the story.

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