About The Astounding Adventure of the Ancient Dragon

When 12-year-old John Watson is sent to Candlewood boarding school, he makes quick friends with a boy named Sherlock Holmes, a universally disliked know-it-all and amateur sleuth. Before long, Sherlock embroils his new friend in a covert investigation of the mysterious disappearances blamed on a vengeful ghost. Dodging the meaty fists of the bully Moriarty, and aided by bumbling patrolman Lestrade, they uncover a deadly secret hidden deep underneath Candlewood. But does the duo have the brains-and the brawn-to crack this dangerous case?

Reviews for The Astounding Adventure of the Ancient Dragon

This turned out to be an excellent read!

At the start of this book, I thought it was just going to be adorable because it's John Watson and Sherlock Holmes in their younger-really younger years. However, as the pages went by, I realized that it isn't just adorable. It's also very engaging and exciting! Their adventure made me want to join them!

Aright, so we've established that this book is about John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. It depicts their life in a boarding school for kids. Even though they're fairly young in this book, it still has the mystery factor, the [...]

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The Astounding Adventure of the Ancient Dragon (Book 1 in the Elementary, My Dear Watson series) by Jose Prendes is a modern re-working of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, featuring Holmes and Watson as school boys at the same boarding school. In this first adventure, Watson is sent to Candlewood school when his mother becomes terminally ill. While there, he meets Sherlock, and is at first put off by his abrupt, seemingly anti-social manner, but becomes drawn into a mystery regarding a number of students disappearing from the school.

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The story wraps up nicely after a blazing ending that will have MG readers on the edge of their seats.  Overall, Elementary, My Dear Watson:  The Astounding Adventure of the Ancient Dragon was a pleasant read and I would definitely pick up the next book in the series.I give this book 4 out of 5 stars for its fun, enjoyable, and quick read.  Thank you Curiosity Quills for providing me with a copy of this novel for reading.

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I read this book in less than a day. The plot of the story kept me on the edge of my seat, and I immediately liked John Watson. Mr. Prendes has written a great book. I would like to read other books written by him, especially from this series.I give this book five out of five bookworms!

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