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Title:
The case that time forgot
Author:
Barrett, Tracy, 1955-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt and Co., [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
158 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Xena and Xander Holmes, an American brother and sister who are living in England, use clues from their ancestor Sherlock Holmes' casebook when they are asked by a classmate to find an ancient Egyptian artifact that has been missing for many years.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 4.0 136712.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.3 8 Quiz: 49472.
ISBN:
9780805080469
Format :
Book

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Summary

Xander's classmate Karim tells him about a famous amulet carved in the shape of Thoth, the Egyptian god of time. It was thought to be so powerful that it could turn back time one day every hundred years. And that day is in a week!

The amulet disappeared from a London museum years ago. Xena and Xander's celebrated ancestor Sherlock Holmes tried to find it, but had no luck. The twins are on the case--and so are mysterious foes who are trying to thwart and perhaps even harm them! Can Xander and Xena track down what Sherlock Holmes could not?

The Case That Time Forgot is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


Author Notes

Tracy Barrett is the author of the Sherlock Files books, as well as several other acclaimed books for young people, including King of Ithaka , Cold in Summer and Anne of Byzantium . Her books have been named an ALA Best Book for young adults, a Bank Street best children's book of the year, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, among other honors. She is a professor of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Booklist Review

American kids living in London with their parents, Xena and Xander are not just the descendants of Sherlock Holmes. They have his notebook of unsolved cases, and they're not afraid to use it, even when they run up against the nefarious schemes of twenty-first-century opponents. After a classmate of Egyptian descent asks for help finding an ancient amulet, the young sleuths spring into action. No surprises here, but the third mystery in the Sherlock Files series will please fans intrigued by ancient Egypt, codes, danger, and the tantalizing possibility of magic.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-In Tracy Barrett's third installment (Holt, 2010) of The Sherlock Files series, Xena and Xander, great-great-great-grandchildren of the famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes, help their schoolmate Karim explore what the boy feels is a true Egyptian legend rather than family folklore. Karim's ancestor hid an ancient Egyptian water clock containing a powerful amulet which may have the power to stop time. When Xena and Xander find information about the amulet in Sherlock's unsolved casebook, they use modern conveniences, the inventions their mother brings home from her job, and their own detective skills to help solve the case. This exciting mystery visits Sherlock-familiar places throughout London, and children interested in Egyptian gods and goddesses will enjoy all that it has to offer. John Allen Nelson's rapid narration, long pauses, and anger-infused fake British accent make for difficult listening. Purchase only if your library already owns the previous titles in the series.-Courtney O'Keefe, Des Plaines Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.