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The 100-Year-Old-Secret,
The Sherlock Files # 1

by Tracy Barrett
Kids' Wings Award for Outstanding Literature
Junior Library Guild Selection

"Your great-great-great grandfather's name was---."
"Sherlock Holmes!" Xander turned a shing face toward Xena. "We're related to Sherlock Holmes! How awesome is that!" from The 100-Year-Old Secret

When Xena and Xander move with their mom and dad to London, a strange message written in disappearing ink leads them into a dangerous trap and a 100-year old mystery. In their detective work, they discover that they are the great-great-great grandchildren of the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. When they turn up his casebook of unsolved crimes, they decide to take up where he left off.

The 100-Year-Old-Secret is the first of a series in The Sherlock Files mysteries. Lots of fun and problem solving await the reader. Written at a 4th grade level with a high interest story line, the story is accessible to a wide range of readers.

Research Links
The 100-Year-Old-Secret

Author Tracy Barrett
Who was Sherlock Holmes?
Sir Authur Conan Doyle

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The Sherlock Files #1, The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett

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You can purchase the 22-page unit for The 100-Year-Old-Secret, The Sherlock Files # 1, by Tracy Barrett NOW for immediate download for only $10.95!
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A 22-page unit, perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard for The Sherlock Files #1, The 100-Year-Old Secret is now available!

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
2-page Readers’ Theater Introduction
A Detective Casebook
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions,
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities,
Making Lists,
Sentence Building,
Spinner Research on England,
Other Visual Memory Games,
Building Realistic Fiction,
Crossword Puzzle,
Detecting Number--Math Challenges,
Writing Post Cards,
Detecting Order (Sequence),
Art Show Logic Puzzle,
Answer Keys



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