Illustrated by :Isabelle Follath
Audience:Children: Age (years) 5 - 9, Grade (US) K - 4
Dimensions:11.31in x 8.88 x 0.45 in | 1.17 lb
Page Count:56 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
“THE MOST FAMOUS MAN WHO NEVER WAS”: Arthur’s fictional detective is, according to Guinness World Records, the most portrayed literary character in film and television history. Recognized around the world and in every language, Sherlock’s popularity has been so enduring that he’s often been confused for a real person.
OVERCOMING ADVERSITY: Arthur’s childhood was difficult as his family experienced poverty, mental illness and alcoholism, and as an adult, he struggled to make ends meet. But Arthur never lost his optimism or drive, and his eventual success empowered him to give back to his community.
WRITER’S CRAFT: A compelling read about the power of story, the drive and desire to create, the process of artistic inspiration and how stories come to be.
FOLLOW-UP TO ACCLAIMED PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHY: Although Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock stands alone, it echoes the sensibility of and will be adored by the many fans around the world of Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein.
ESTABLISHED AUTHOR WITH A STRONG TRACK: Linda Bailey’s books are consistently well reviewed and are award-winners with strong sales.
INCREDIBLE ART: Isabelle Follath’s beautifully detailed illustrations and cheeky humor will captivate readers and make them smile and chuckle.
CROSSOVER APPEAL: Will appeal to fans of Holmes’s many film, TV and literary iterations as well as mystery lovers and aspiring writers of all ages.
METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED WITH BACK MATTER: In addition to the carefully researched text and art, there is an author’s note and sources about Doyle’s life and the creation of Holmes.
“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
“[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