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Shane Peacock. Eye of the Crow
Tundra Books  $24.99  ISBN 978-0-88776-850-7  260 pg.
Reviewed by Keegan, Age 15

Eye of the Crow is about young Sherlock Holmes living in 18th century England. A woman is murdered in the slums, and the only witnesses were two crows. Sherlock decides heíll solve it. When an innocent man is condemned, he teams up with a young girl named Irene, and together, with information from kids living on the street he attempts to solve the mystery.

Eye of the Crow is an amazing book; the description is amazing right from the start, as it just captures you with its words. The book definitely doesnít start off slow. It opens with young Sherlock, roaming the streets, reading the daily paper and learning of a strange and horrible murder, when a group of homeless children surround him.

You will go through many feelings while reading this book: sadness, doubtful, angry, all because the author is so good at describing what is going on, and how the character feels. You canít help but picture it in your head, as if you were there in the story.

Eye of the Crow, like the back of the book says, describes how Sherlock Holmes came to be who he was in the original books, a super sleuth detective.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery novel, and to those who have read the Sherlock Holmes books. Some parts in the story might frighten younger kids, so I would also recommend the book to kids 12 and up.

I give Eye of the Crow 5 mysterious stars.


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