The 100 Year Old Secret Book Report

Xena and Xander Holmes have just discovered they’re related to Sherlock Holmes and have inherited his unsolved casebook!

The siblings set out to solve the cases their famous ancestor couldn’t, starting with the mystery of a prized painting that vanished more than a hundred years ago.

She was born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up mostly in New York State.

Barrett holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University…

The clever siblings might be a bit more curious than most, though, since they happen to be the American descendants of the famous Sherlock Holmes.

After inheriting his casebook of unsolved problems, they quickly find themselves on the trail of a century-old mystery the Great Detective himself never solved.Review: Barrett introduces a pair of protagonists with immediate appeal for young readers.Like any siblings, Xena and Xander occasionally bicker and even embarrass each other, but when push comes to shove, each has the other’s back.Sherlock Holmes started to look for the missing painting, but he never completed his investigation, and the portrait is still missing.Will his young descendents have more luck solving the case?Please allow the SPFD to welcome you more formally.Go to The Dancing Men (if you’re hungry, they make an excellent ploughman’s lunch) and ask for a saucer of milk for your snake. Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Xena is sitting on the front steps of a London hotel with her little brother, Xander, when a strange man presses a note into her hand.Go to The Dancing Men and ask for a saucer of milk for your snake. That’s all the note says–before the ink disappears!Xena and Xander Holmes think living in London will be boring.Can two smart twenty-first-century kids succeed where Sherlock Holmes could not?0805083405Xena and Xander Holmes and their parents have moved to London for a year, and so far, the children are far from enthusiastic about the big city.


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