The Hound of the Baskervilles (Easy Classics)
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Easy Classics)

4.37 (68 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.37 (68 ratings by Goodreads)
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An illustrated adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes mystery - at an easy-to-read level for readers of all ages! Also includes a QR code for the free audiobook!



I shall now reveal the truth of the legend behind the hound of the Baskervilles ... No Baskerville should ever cross the moor at night.



With a deadly phantom hound on the loose and a mysterious man living on the moor, Devon is a dangerous place to be. But Holmes and Watson must put their fears aside. The country's favourite crime-fighting duo need to unravel the strange case of Sir Charles Baskerville's murder before his nephew meets the same fate.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 10mm | 117g
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782264361
  • 9781782264361
  • 910,292

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The Hound of the Baskerville is a pretty good head start in the world of Sherlock Holmes. I really loved the way Stephanie Baudet has written it without losing the mysterious essence of Holmes. And the illustrations work by Arianna Bellucci was portrayed in a funny and creative manner. -- Nan S., Reviewer The Hound of the Baskerville was a really enjoyable read. The plot was interesting and didn't feel dumbed down (though obviously it was simplified). I think Stephanie Baudet has done an excellent job of adapting this story, and the fun illustrations by Adrianna Bellucci really bring it to life. I particularly like the way Holmes and Watson are portrayed. -- Roberta R., Reviewer The Hound of the Baskerville is great book which I think introduces children (8-12 years) to the work of a classic author and they get to meet the world's most famous detective. -- Emma C., Reviewer Very adequate children's adaptation of the classic book. The illustrations are cute and the characters are consistent with the original. I enjoyed The Hound of the Baskerville and I'll likely ride it to my 6-year-old, who will probably also enjoy it. -- Tina E., Reviewer Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles is a retelling with young readers in mind. The story is an adaptation with graphics kids will enjoy. -- Sarah T., Reviewer Love, love, love this book so much and I loved that this was adapted for children so I could easily share this wonderful story with my sons! -- Summer H., Reviewer This is the next installment in the Easy Classics series which aims to introduce classic works to a younger audience. I have read some others in this series (The Empty House, A Study in Scarlet) and thoroughly enjoyed them, and this was no exception. Superbly adapted and illustrated by Stephanie Baudet and Arianna Belluci, this captures the essence of the Conan Doyle classic, retelling the story in a way that is accessible to younger readers without ever compromising the plot. -- Karen O, Reviewer The Hound of the Baskerville's newer edition is aimed at younger children its illustrations will help engage even the reluctant readers, anyone who is able to read independently would enjoy this book.

Brilliantly adapted for the younger audience. -- Victoria W., Ilovereading This was a fantastic adaptation for children of the classic Sherlock Holmes story 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' which is amongst one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes tales. -- Nicola W., Reviewer This new adaptation of this famous novel is aimed at kids, 7+ and is part of a series of books in The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection.





The books are made more accessible for the younger reader with quirky original and detailed illustrations throughout the book by Arianna Bellucci.



Children finding this series are given an opportunity to read about the Great Detective with fresh eyes and the colorful cover design and illustrations will only improve their reading pleasure. -- Richard L., Reviewer One of my favorite mystery books of the great Sherlock Holmes adapted for children in order to make them discover this amazing character of the literature. The funny illustrations made the story even more enjoyable to read. Stephanie Baudet knew how to keep the story simple and so easy to follow, it's clear that a lot of readers will find so much pleasure with this story. -- Misa W., Reviwer I thought this was a great adaptation of a British Classic Sherlock Holmes. This was great for young readers to experience the story in a way where they can understand and enjoy the illustrations. I think that Stephanie Baudet did a great job capturing the story and made the characters a joy to read. -- Mary B., Reviewer This was a great adaptation of the classic. Good for kids and easy to read I actually felt that I understood the whole character of Sherlock Holmes better. -- The Bookish Belle Once again, Stephanie Baudet has created a fantastic version of an Arthur Conan Doyle classic in The Hound of the Baskervilles for middle grade readers. The story loses none of its wonder or suspense that has made Conan Doyle's work a well-deserved place as a British classic. Instead there is a simplicity to the story that enables young readers to fall in love with the adventures of Sherlock Holmes that are documented by his friend and accomplice, Dr John Watson. With carefully placed information explaining such things as Hansom Cabs and illustrations that are done to show both events and particularly important elements to the tale (letters to Holmes etc) it is the perfect blend to ensure a new generation will be afraid for Sir Henry Baskerville and his life upon the Devon Moors. -- Stitch's Addiction I thought this was a great adaptation of a British Classic Sherlock Holmes. This was great for young readers for them to experience the story in a way where they can understand and enjoy the illustrations. I think that Stephanie Baudet did a great job capturing the story and made the characters a joy to read. -- Reader review This has been adapted fantastically for children. As a teacher, I could see many children enjoying this version of The Hound of Baskervilles. I loved the explanation of the hansom cab and how the letters were written, as these help keep the children engaged with the story. I would recommend this for children in Year 3/4. -- Reader review This new adaptation of this famous novel is aimed at kids, 7+ and is part of a series of books in The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection.
The books are made more accessible for the younger reader with quirky original and detailed illustrations throughout the book by Arianna Bellucci. Children finding this series are given an opportunity to read about the Great Detective with fresh eyes and the colourful cover design and illustrations will only improve their reading pleasure. The Hound of the Baskervilles is quite scary when depicted on TV or film; the mists rolling over the moor and the sound of the howling creature are intimidating for adults. In written form this sense of foreboding is also conveyed in the original text. Real skill is therefore needed to make an adaptation for a younger audience and Stephanie Baudet has achieved this without losing the thrust and threat of the story about a frightening beast seemingly out to bring terror and death to the Baskervilles. Having read the original, this is a cool reworking of the story that does justice to the plot and shows the working relationship between Watson and Holmes. I can speak with some authority as this is the second book I have read in this series. I love the effort and joy that contributes to bringing an old detective alive and relevant for a new and younger audience. Allowing the stories to be as close to the originals as possible and therefore letting the works speak for themselves. I am sure a new generation will fall under the spell of these stories and when they read on through teenage years and early adulthood they will progress easily to the original books. For now they will delight our young readers and anything that encourages reading and a love of books is a good thing. -- Richard Latham This is a superb series, one that I thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to introduce younger readers to Sherlock Holmes. Unfamiliar vocabulary such as hansom cab is also explained, meaning that these are books that children can read independently. -- Go Buy the Book This was a fantastic adaptation for children of the classic Sherlock Holmes story 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' which is amongst one of my favourite Sherlock Holmes tales.
The original stories I could definitely understand as being perhaps a little too difficult for a younger audience, so I think the fact that it has been adapted to cater for younger readers is absolutely brilliant and introduces children to classics from an early age. And it was really done so well! Adapted perfectly. I love that the book included a little info box to clear up any words that may be a little confusing or require clarification (like the older terms for taxis) so there's not only a learning element but is great for reading comprehension and enjoyment too. This book was immensely fun to read and the illustrations and pictures included on the pages were great and added to an overall enjoyable reading experience. It would be a definite recommend read for anyone with kiddies who wanted to expose them to classics but in a easy way and was a really fun book with an adventure with Dr John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. -- Stuck in the Book Loop A perfectly judged adaptation of the classic story of haunted aristocracy, deathly beasts and escaped convicts, all combining in the nightmarish world of Grimpen Mire to very entertaining effect. I don't think you could expect this version to a hundred per cent make it seem like it was a story from contemporary times, but neither can I see it feeling more fresh and new. Certainly a lot of the stuffiness is written out of the Conan Doyle, and the target audience (although I haven't the faintest what the literacy scales in the description point to that being) are more than adequately served in getting a timeless tale retold just for them. There's a smattering of good spot illustrations, which show no clue as to how old Holmes and Watson might have been, but combine with the stereotypical look we know and love. The book also comes with a QR code allowing for a free download of the audio version, making this exceptional value. -- www.thebookbag.co.uk The Hound of the Baskerville is an excellent book for those who are learning English and would like to improve their reading skills with the classics. It's easy to read and the illustrations made the story even more interesting. I look forward to reading the other books in this series. -- Naomi A., Reviewer A very readable adaptation of this classic story that will really engage young readers. Both the style of the writing and the illustrations make this a book which children will enjoy and it is a great way of introducing the classics to a new audience. -- Suze, Reviewer The Hound of the Baskerville: I thought this was a good, simplified adaptation for younger readers. It keeps the core elements of the original novel and while it tones down the violence and menace, it does convey the danger and mystery. THe illustrations work well with the text and I think this should be appealing. -- Cathy P., Librarian This adaptation of The Hound of the Baskerville is exceptionally well written with great illustrations. Hopefully, this will make the ones in school want to learn to read. It's written so anyone regardless of age can enjoy this classic story. -- Susan M., Reviewer
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About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Stephanie was born in England before emigrating to Australia - and later New Zealand - with her family, where she trained as a nurse. Whilst back in England on holiday, she met and married her husband, had a daughter and settled down.


Stephanie's lifelong interest in writing became more serious when her first children's book, Avalanche, was published in the 1980s. Since then, she has had around forty children's books published, and has also published an historical novella for adults. Stephanie works closely with schools, she tutors for two writing schools and occasionally runs writing workshops for adults.


Stephanie joined Sweet Cherry Publishing in 2013 with her Mr Pattacake series, and she has since written The Dinosaur Detectives.


Stephanie currently lives in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.

Arianna is a freelance illustrator based in Florence, Italy, where she majored in Entertainment Design at Nemo Academy. Since then she has worked as 2D artist with Italian independent video game studios. The Sherlock Holmes series is her debut novel as an illustrator for Children's books.
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