Basil of Baker Street
Basil of Baker Street
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Basil of Baker Street

Written by Eve Titus & illustrated by Paul Galdone
Book #1 in the The Great Mouse Detective Series
Published by Aladdin Books
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Named one of “13 Detective Book Series You Obsessed over as a Kid” by and the inspiration for a hit Disney film, the masterful Great Mouse Detective series is now available to a whole new generation of readers! Basil—the famous sleuth of mousedom—lives in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes’s house. A devoted admirer of the great detective, he has learned his craft by listening at the feet of Holmes himself. But will it be enough to help Basil solve his most baffling mystery yet? The Mystery of the Missing Twins is one of the strangest cases in Basil’s career. With only a few crumbs of clues with which to find answers, how is he ever going to figure out where Angela and Agatha are being kept—and, of course, who mouse-napped them! Will Basil’s mouse sleuthing skills be up to the task of finding the twins before it’s too late?

What Kind of Book is Basil of Baker Street

Primarily about

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Due to the kidnapping aspect of the story, the book clarifies that children should be safe around strangers. You might use this as a great talking point for explaining stranger safety.
  • Basil, the detective and main character, is a great example of honesty, kindness, and smarts, a positive role model you can discuss with young readers.


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Book Details

Publication Date
May 17, 2016
Text Details
The text of this book was set in Perpetua.
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Juvenile Reader
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
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