October 21, 2009

Enola Holmes and the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer

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Enola Holmes mother has disappeared. She doesn't know where to find her so she must call in her brothers. One of her brothers is Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective. Her brothers assume their mother has runaway and now are in charge of Enola. They want to send her off to boarding school and forget about her. She has other plans. She finds money hidden around the house using clues from her mother and then runs away when she is supposed to be off to boarding school. She ends up in the middle of an important detective case while she is trying to escape. Everything begins from there.
Enola is spunky character who is always fighting what is normal for woman. This is a great series that combines mystery with a spunky young girl who wants to fight against societal standards. Enola is good detective who is great and at figuring out puzzles which are a part of every book. I would recommend this for 3rd -6th grade girls who want to a good mystery.

Posted by Lisa at October 21, 2009 11:47 AM