Two-time Edgar Award-winning author Nancy Springer introduces the sleuthing powers of Sherlock Holmes' sister in the captivating mystery. Prompted by clues her missing mother cleverly left her, 14-year-old Enola races from the clutches of her captors. Enola attempts to escape from these slimy ruffians and find her mother....
"Original, Bold, Brilliant New Heroine"
When Enola learns of a missing left-handed artist, she uses a series of clever disguises to brave lurking dangers and follow cryptic clues that lead to the young Lady Cecily.
"Brilliant, imaginative, original, and....fun!"
Edgar Award-winning author Nancy Springer captivates young listeners with mysteries that feature Sherlock Holmes’ little sister Enola. Abandoned by her mother and fearing her brothers will exile her to a finishing school, 14-year-old Enola lives a lonely London existence. But when someone kidnaps her elderly landlady—the closest thing she has to family these days—the feisty heroine will do whatever it takes to find her.
"I grew up on Sherlock Holmes"
Although the legend of King Arthur has been told many times, rarely have the villains of the tale been given voices. Here, the treacherous half-sister of Arthur tells the fantastic story of her life, from her tragic childhood to the moment she realizes her fated role in the King's downfall. This is the perfect companion to Nancy Springer's I Am Mordred, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
"Gentle side of Morgan"
The younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, 14-year-old Enola is no slouch herself when it comes to sleuthing. This time, she must team with Sherlock to rescue Lady Cecily Alistair from a dreadful arranged marriage.
As Enola searches for the missing Lady Blanchefleur del Campo, she discovers that her brother Sherlock is just as diligently searching for Enola herself! Sherlock and Enola must solve a triple mystery: What has happened to their mother? And to Lady Blanchefleur? And what does either have to do with their brother, Mycroft?
"Sorry to hear it end"
Dr. Watson, the right-hand man of master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has gone missing. This prompts Sherlock to enlist the assistance of Enola Holmes, his intrepid younger sister. She investigates Watson's home just in time to witness the arrival of a bizarre bouquet blooming with convolvulus, hawthorn, and white poppies - flowers that symbolize death!
"A female Holmes??"
After being set adrift at sea, baby Mordred is found by fisherfolk who raise him as their own. One day, a beautiful, magical lady appears to carry him back to his birth-mother's cold castle. There, alone but for his faithful dog, he comes of age and learns the horrible truth about his identity. Everyone knows Mordred as the dark, evil son who kills the noble King Arthur. But what would it be like to be born as Mordred, an unwanted child with a dreadful destiny?
"A short sad novel"
To their neighbors, Dorrie and Sam White are a contented couple in America's heartland, with steady jobs, a suburban home, and plenty of community activities to keep them busy. But they're not quite what they seem. For plain, hard-working Sam hides a depth of devotion for his wife that no one would suspect. And Dorrie is living a lie - beset by physical ailments, alone within herself...and secretly following the comings and goings of the 16-year-old daughter, Juliet, she gave up for adoption when she was hardly more than a child herself. Then one day at the mall, Dorrie watches horror-stricken as Juliet is abducted; forced into a van that drives away....
"I like this author's style"
Liana Clymer is running away - from her divorce, from her past, from herself. Leaving behind everything she knows, she finds herself ensconced in a fuchsia-colored cottage in the swampy hinterlands of the Florida panhandle. Far from the grown sons who don't return her calls, her only companion her dog, Liana decides to put her best foot forward and get to know whoever lives in the blue house across the street, the only neighbors within sight of her new home.
Carving out a niche of her own, Nancy Springer’s intrepid detective Enola Holmes - the 14-year-old sister of Sherlock and Mycroft - thrills young listeners with her perseverance, ingenuity, and sleuthing skills. While on the trail of the missing Duquessa Lady Blanchefleur, Enola also receives a message from her long-disappeared mother. It will take all of her determination to solve these two RB Exclusive! mysteries.
"Fun with the Gypsies"
At the age of 15, a girl who has spent most of her life moving around the country with her father and brother remembers her real name, Sherica, and is moved to search the Internet to learn the truth about her mother and her own past.
In this suspenseful story, a boy named Aaron has been murdered. Everyone in Pinto River wonders who could have done such a horrible thing. Jeremy,Aaron's best friend, has a pretty good idea who committed the crime. But does he keep his mouth shut, or does he tell? Norm Lee's powerful narration leads listeners through this murder mystery.
Outlaw Princess of Sherwood is award-winning author Nancy Springer's third delightful tale of Rowan Hood. Her popular adventure novels provide a fresh new vision of the medieval period. When Princess Ettarde refuses to marry the man her father, King Solon, has chosen for her, she flees to Sherwood Forest and joins Rowan Hood's band of outlaws.
The murder of her mother leads 13-year-old Rowan to a desperate decision. She must set out alone across dangerous country to find the father she has never met: a famous outlaw of Sherwood Forest named Robin Hood. And when Robin is captured by the Sheriff of Nottingham, Rowan and an unlikely band of rescuers must use all their skills to set him free.
Best-selling author of the popular Rowan Hood books, Nancy Springer offers this spellbinding conclusion to the saga which began with Rowan Hood, and continued with Lionclaw and Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest. Rowan Hood has been searching for the men who murdered her mother for two long years. Now she knows their names, and with her band of friends from Sherwood Forest, she sets out for revenge.
Nancy Springer is a two-time recipient of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. Her beloved Rowan Hood books are favorites of young readers. Wild Boy, the fourth book of the series, tells the story of Rook - a feral, homeless orphan who stalks Sherwood Forest like a wild animal. Ever since the Sheriff of Nottingham killed his father, Rook has screamed for vengeance. Now with the evil Sheriff 's son caught in one of his man-traps, Rook may finally get the chance to exact his revenge.
Colt Vittorio wants nothing more than to be a normal kid. However, spina bifida confines him to a wheelchair. When he learns horseback riding through a handicapped-outreach program, he begins to feel like any other kid. Colt feels tall, strong, and powerful, even though any fall - even a hard gallop - could kill him.
Lionel won't learn to fight, so he is banished by his warrior father, Lionclaw. The boy soon finds a home in Sherwood Forest with a band of outcasts led by Rowan Hood, daughter of Robin. But when Lionclaw vows to destroy them, Lionel knows he must finally fight for what is right. A sequel to the award-winning Rowan Hood, this action-packed adventure is sure to delight all young readers.
Since their parents' divorce, 16-year-old Rig and his sister, Karma, have drifted apart. Now she is in college - too busy to even return Rig's calls. So one day he Googles her and discovers a website "shrine" filled with photos of his sister. His mother thinks it's romantic, but Rig finds the whole thing creepy; and much to his surprise, his judgmental, estranged father shares Rig's concerns. Together, they fly out to Karma's college to investigate. The website grows increasingly disturbing, with voyeuristic photos and angry rants. Then Rig is attacked at knifepoint.