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The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas (Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1)

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Mysteries are the next big thing! This is a new spin on the most famous detective stories of all time, focusing on the kids who helped Sherlock Holmes solve mysteries and save England from doom.
Sherlock Holmes stories captured readers' imaginations for more than a century. Now Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin will capture the hearts of a new generation with a unique new twis
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Orchard Books (first published 2006)
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Margaret
Jan 25, 2013 Margaret rated it it was amazing
A well written series for ages 9-12 that will never be appreciated by that age group.For one thing, the language is more complicated than the popular Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries and Middle School series. Another thing, there's a lot more depth involved here. And the other thing is, the first couple of chapters start out a little slow, whereas you learn more about the characters that make up "The Baker Street Irregulars". When compared with the more popular series I mentioned, I'm not sure if it can ...more
Claudia
Fun! Mack and Citrin take the few references to the urchins who occasionally help Holmes in his cases, and have created living, breathing boys with compelling back stories.

Ozzie's mother recently died and she secured an apprentice position for him that she hopes will be advantageous. Unfortunately, his master is a forger, and Ozzie's talents have made him invaluable. Wiggins, even tho he is the leader, is so lonely...he has memories only of the orphanage he escaped. His pet ferret, Shirley, help
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John Enfield
Jan 09, 2015 John Enfield rated it really liked it
I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan and have read all of the short stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, so I know a thing or two about Holmes and his version of Victorian England. The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas does a good job of evoking Sir Arthur's style and of staying true to his vision of that time and place. The Macks make Holmes and Watson ring true, but they are not the stars of this story. For the first time, the Baker Street Irregulars, who appear in many Holmes mysteries and who ...more
Kati
This is a children's book and I guess my inner child has already grown up too much for me to enjoy it. As a kid, I might've gobbled it up with a spoon. But now? Two things really bothered me: a) didn't like any of the Irregulars and b) Watson was portrayed as an unlikable fool which is a pet peeve of mine.

Regarding a: The only kid that was fleshed out was Ozzie. But he talked like a scholar and was more knowledgeable than Watson and in some instances even Holmes. A kid of 12 years? He was basica
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Megan
Dec 27, 2015 Megan rated it really liked it
The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas was a good book. I liked the way the case ended up solved. It was a little bit brutal, but it explained all the missing characters. I liked that the "villain" guy didn't show up right away and no one suspected him until the end. Everyone assumed it was a jealous circus performer. I liked that Mr. Holmes had help from some untrained professionals and that the boys were good at what they did even though they weren't from a good family. I especially liked that they ...more
Katherine
Jul 15, 2016 Katherine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Enggak yakin tahun bacanya bener, dikira-kira aja. Ini bukunya kalo seingetku dulu ga begitu berkesan. Yang bikin kesel itu John Watson-nya sama sekali beda sama John Watson asli karya Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Di sini dia digambarin kaya cowok yang lemah banget kalo dihadapin sama perempuan, padahal kalo sama Sir Arthur, Watson itu orang yang sangat bisa diandalkan.
Bracari.iris
Feb 08, 2012 Bracari.iris rated it liked it
Shelves: crime
I enjoyed reading this, ifn only to see another perspective to the Sherlock Holmes books.
However, I did not like at all John Watson's portrait.
I did like the Circus bits and I wish the story was more developed in that point.
Jess Faraday
Jul 01, 2013 Jess Faraday rated it it was amazing
Finished this one in one sitting. A well done mystery for kids that adult Holmes buffs will enjoy as well.

Was a little sad to see Watson treated so shabbily, but the story, characters, and settings were really well done.
Sieun Lee
Mar 02, 2013 Sieun Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Mystery Book~!!

But the thing is I don't like the part when Ozzie tell friends that he is working on it,and he know the killer.That's just a luck.I was expecting for something that Sherlock Holmes would figured out!
Mrs. Tomczak
Feb 27, 2010 Mrs. Tomczak rated it liked it
The title of this book is actually, "Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars"...book 1. It is a Sherlock Holmes mystery, but really is focused around several homeless boys and how they help Holmes solve a crime.
Carlos Cantres
Oct 19, 2011 Carlos Cantres rated it really liked it
That book was so cool! I can't wait to read the next one. And also, if you read this book, I promise you that you will love is
Bonny
Aug 08, 2007 Bonny rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It is Sherlock Holmes but from a new perspective. Too bad the series isn't going to be continued.
Nyi Penengah Dewanti
Misteri Kematian Bintang Sirkus (Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1)



Penulis: Tracy Mack dan Michael Citrin

Penerbit: Qanita

ISBN: 978-602-8579-23-0

Jumlah Hal.: 308

Harga: Rp. 45000,-



Apa yang identik dengan karakter detektif Sherlock Holmes? Pipa rokok? Kaca pembesar? Topi dan mantelnya? Tepat sekali. Tokoh detektif yang diciptakan oleh Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) novel yang membius dengan genre misteri layak dimiliki bagi penyuka thriller. Serial Sherlock Holmes dan Laskar Ja
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Adriana Bonilla
Jan 26, 2017 Adriana Bonilla rated it really liked it
Shelves: surprise
I wish that I had read this book back when I was a kido. This was definitely the kind of book that I was always looking for but never found. And the thing is that I discovered Twilight and romance novels and that was all. I still read middle grade books, but I know that I'll be more into it if I had read something like this back when I was 11, but no, 11 year old me was reading about Lestat the vampire...sigh...well, anyway!
I really really enjoyed this book. Is a quick and easy read and ia also
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Arya Nasoetion
Mar 09, 2008 Arya Nasoetion added it
Recommends it for: Sherlockian. Readers of Nancy Drew, Famous Five, etc.
Shelves: favorites, fiction
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Enreina
Siapa yang tidak kenal dengan Sherlock Holmes? Tokoh detektif yang diciptakan oleh Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) telah menjadi figur yang tidak terlepaskan dengan cerita-cerita beraliran misteri.

Penerbit Qanita menerbitkan Sherlock Holmes dan Laskar Jalanan Baker Street: Misteri Kematian Bintang Sirkus yang diterjemahkan oleh Maria Lubis dari Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Irregulars: The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas karya Tracy Mack dan Michael Citrin, sepasang suami istri editor da
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colleen the convivial curmudgeon
Those who have read the Holmes stories are, no doubt, familiar with the Baker Street Irregulars, the group of "Street Arabs", as they are called in the Doyle stories, who sometimes provide help to Holmes via spying. No one notices them, you see, so they're free to see and hear many things on the streets.

In the stories, though, they're often mentioned in passing, and never really dwelt on. Well, this book seeks to set that record straight but claiming that Watson was jealous of the kids, which is
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Lorraine Montgomery
Oct 15, 2014 Lorraine Montgomery rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: junior aged boys and girls
This Sherlock Holmes series centers around the Baker Street Irregulars, those ragamuffin street urchins engaged by Holmes to be his eyes and ears around the markets, docks, and alleys of Victorian England to garner information and help solve the case.

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars: The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas: Casebook No. 1 by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin is the first in a series. This adventure not only introduces children to an England of the past and the dangerous life
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Evangeline
Feb 18, 2017 Evangeline rated it it was ok
Shelves: adventure, crime
I think I might be too old for this style of mystery. It's just a straight up, classic mystery with no pizazz. I like my mysteries with something extra thrown in (aka magic, or literally anything interesting).

I do applaud the use of the Baker Street Irregulars, but honestly, JUST GIVE ME SOME PIZAZZ.
Emma
Mar 26, 2015 Emma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
You know that one mystery book that you think about weeks after reading it? This is that book. Have you ever read that one book with a secret message that has you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what it is? This is that book. You know those awesome books with witty, adorable orphan boys in Victorian England? This is one of those books.

You wanna read it? Lemme tell you about it. Book 1 in an amazing twist to Sherlock Holmes, putting the spotlight on the group of under appreciated boy
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Laina
Apr 28, 2012 Laina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult-2012
My rating: 5 out of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I loved Mack's take on Sherlock Holmes and thought that it was pretty true to the stories (from what I gather of them, at least). It was fascinating to watch the Baker Street Irregulars as they tried to help the detective, attempting to analyze the environment the way he does.

The Victorian elements of the story are present but I don't feel that they bog the plot down in any way. There are magnificent black and white illustrations in every cha
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Asma
Mar 26, 2012 Asma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a graphic novel and is a marvellous book for key stage 1 children onwards. This book is full of sinister plots and every page of the book is full of excitement and suspense. With Sherlock Holmes missing, the Baker Street Irregulars move into 221B Baker Street, in order to save London from criminal minds. When the Lord Mayors daughter goes missing and Eliza Mayhew grandfather gets kidnapped, the irregulars commence their first case – and quickly ascertain that they are up against a m ...more
Matti Karjalainen
Sherlock Holmesia pidetään maailman nerokkaimpana salapoliisina, mutta harva tietänee, että monet rikokset olisivat jääneet selvittämättä, ellei hänen apunaan olisi häärinyt kodittomien katupoikien joukko, jota kutsuttiin Baker Streetin iskuryhmäksi.

Kirjailija Tracy Mackin ja kuvittaja Michael Citrinin yhteistyön tuloksena syntynyt "Nuorallatanssijoiden tapaus" (Gummerus, 2007) avaa Baker Streetin iskuryhmä -nimisen lasten kirjasarjan. Sarjan ensimmäisessä osassa Ozzie, Wiggins ja kumppanit aut
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Joe Satrianto
Yang ini karangannya Tracy Mack sama Michael Critin. Di sampulnya yang warna ijo, selain judul di atas itu, tertera juga kalo ini adalah kisah “Sherlock Holmes dan Laskar Jalanan Baker Street”. Dan kesimpulanku tentang buku ini pendek saja: Gramedia Jokjakarta yang di Jl. Sudirman itu salah menempatkan buku ini berjajar dengan novel-novel Holmes lainnya. Buku ini ternyata cerita untuk anak-anak, Gob!

Ukuran huruf di dalamnya besar-besar, khas kayak buku buat anak-anak, begitu juga dengan jalan ce
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Debbie
Aug 10, 2009 Debbie rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile, mystery
Whew! For a relatively short book, it took me a long time to get through this one--it was my bedside reading at a time where I was hardly ever reading in bed. The length of time it took to get through, though, was not a reflection on how the book was. I really enjoyed it!

The story centers on the Baker Street Irregulars, a band of street boys that help Sherlock Holmes solve his mysteries. Intended for a late-elementary school audience, it delivers in action, fun, and a good mystery (including an
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Yusiqt1
Oct 21, 2014 Yusiqt1 rated it it was amazing
Tracy Macks and Michael Citrin’s Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Irregulars: The fall of the Amazing Zalindas is one of the best books I have read in while. Unlike the more popular Dystopian novels, this book takes you into the past to an unfamiliar environment where you are to witness it through the eyes of what at first seems to be a simple minded boy on the streets with a few hidden talents that gradually through time, evolves into a quite logical young man that yields such skills of ded ...more
Celestia
Mar 04, 2015 Celestia rated it it was amazing
From my 9yod:

The main character of this book is a dude named Ozzie. The book takes place mainly in a circus. Some of the other characters are a dude named Stitches, and a girl named Pilar. The conflict of the story is that Sherlock and the Baker Street Irregulars are trying to find out how the Amazing Zalindas died. It doesn't look it was a crime, but that it was an accident because the rope the Zalindas were being supported by snapped.

Then they find out that someone did kill the Zalindas. His n
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Cathy Cramer
I chose this children's book while bored, waiting for my kids to choose other books from the library. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought they might.

Unfortunately, none seemed to like it as much as I did. My oldest teen preferred Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories; my younger teen does not like Sherlock Holmes for unexplainable reasons; my fifth grader did not like the book because it began with a frightening murder. If I had to guess, I would say the intended audience age is somewhere be
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Yusiqt1
Oct 29, 2014 Yusiqt1 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tracy Macks and Michael Citrin’s Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Irregulars: The fall of the Amazing Zalindas is one of the best books I have read in while. Unlike the more popular Dystopian novels, this book takes you into the past to an unfamiliar environment where you are to witness it through the eyes of what at first seems to be a simple minded boy on the streets with a few hidden talents that gradually through time, evolves into a quite logical young man that yields such skills of ded ...more
Monica
Oct 22, 2012 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disfruté enormemente leer este libro en la edición económica en inglés y me pareció una excelente forma de introducir a jóvenes lectores en el "mundo extendido" de las narraciones sobre Sherlock Holmes –el original súper héroe de la cultura popular-. Como introducción me parece ideal, ya que el libro se centra en los chiquillos callejeros mencionados en un par de las historias originales del Dr. Doyle, “los irregulares de Baker Street”, proveyéndoles de historias de vida y de personalidades sufi ...more
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Tracy Mack's first novel, Drawing Lessons, was named a Booklist Top Ten First Bovel for Young Adults, a New York Public Llibrary Book for the Teen Age, a Bank Street College Best Book and a Teen People Next Award Finalist. Birdland, her second novel, garnered praise from Walter Dean Myers, Mary Pope Osborne and Julia Alvarez.

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