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Basil of Baker Street ❮Reading❯ ➹ Basil of Baker Street ➱ Author Eve Titus – Liversite.co.uk Basil famous sleuth of mousedom lived in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes house A devoted admirer of the great detective, he had learned his craft by listening at the feet of Holmes himself The Mystery o Basil famous sleuth of mousedom lived in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes house A devoted admirer of the great detective, he had learned his craft by listening at the feet of Holmes himself The Mystery of the Missing Twins was one of the strangest cases in Basil s career He had only a few crumbs of clues with which to find solutions to such baffling questions as Who had masterminded the plot Where were the twins, Angela and Agatha, being Basil of Kindle - kept.


About the Author: Eve Titus

Eve Titus was the author of numerous bestselling and beloved children s booksHer most famous characters include Anatole, a French mouse and Basil of Baker Street, a mouse who works as a private eye Her book, Anatole, won the Caldecott Honor Book awardShe died in in Orlando, Florida.



10 thoughts on “Basil of Baker Street

  1. Richard Cardenas Richard Cardenas says:

    4 STARS This was so much fun to read I just finished A Study in Scarlet and unintentionally I was reading this as if this story was taking place during the first Sherlock Holmes book and it made it a whole lotexciting The Disney movie is one of my favorite animated movies of all time and I wish they had made sequels to the movie I love these new re issued covers too I kind of want to own them all now Richard


  2. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Does anyone else remember this 1950 s children s classic about a mystery solving mouse Reminiscent of


  3. Myrna Myrna says:

    I love detective stories so it was a good read Myrna, age 7


  4. Mayda Mayda says:

    Written by children s author Eve Titus, Basil is a mouse possessing the qualities of Sherlock Holmes, whom he has studied at close range In this mystery, Basil must save two mice sisters who were kidnapped This series is delightful no matter what the age of the reader is, and the superb narration by Ralph Lister adds much enjoyment.


  5. Suvi Suvi says:

    Like I m sure most people do, I usually prefer reading the book before watching the movie Reading takestime, and if the book isn t as good, it s significantly tougher to plough through it However, the even bigger reason for me personally is the fact that the inevitable differences aredifficult to ignore in a book I prefer imagining the characters myself, and if they re not the same in the adaptation, it distracts me when I m reading The Great Mouse Detective 1986 doesn t hav Like I m sure most people do, I usually prefer reading the book before watching the movie Reading takestime, and if the book isn t as good, it s significantly tougher to plough through it However, the even bigger reason for me personally is the fact that the inevitable differences aredifficult to ignore in a book I prefer imagining the characters myself, and if they re not the same in the adaptation, it distracts me when I m reading The Great Mouse Detective 1986 doesn t have those problems The book doesn t take long to read because it s a children s book, and because the animation has animals, I m not bothered by the discrepancies in characters etc.Anyway, the movie is one my favorite animations of all time It slightly creeped me out when I was a child The bat with a wooden leg, the absolute demented Ratigan who tries to pretend he s not a rat, the cat that gets to eat all the mice that piss Ratigan off, the intense finale inside Big Ben etc I kept going back to the VHS over and over again to experience the foggy atmosphere of Victorian London could it be that this movie started my obsession with the Victorian era.The book isn t nearly as dark, which I admit disappointed me at first, but I completely understand why Titus wanted to keep it clean It didn t make me enjoy it any less, but it just caught me off guard There s also no bat and no Moriarty Ratigan he should appear in later books but instead three ordinary bland crooks Actually, the entire book has completely different characters aside from Basil and Dawson and a completely different plot, so no point listing all the differences.The one I found the most interesting, though, is the creation of Holmestead modelled after Hampstead, perhaps in the cellar of Baker Street 221B While in the movie the parallels between Basil and Sherlock aresubtle or at least not discussed, in the book Sherlock Holmes is given muchattention Basil admires him tremendously and has a slight inferiority complex because of it The poor thing also can t play the violin like his idol All the differences, however, wereinteresting than annoying or distracting Although I like the movie , Basil is a perfectly competent and adorable children s book that feels, for a 1958 novel set in the 1800s, remarkably modern in terms of writing I m sure today s kids would enjoy the adventure just as much, and the illustrations are absolutely lovely The appeal of Victorian London is so great, though, that I m not sure if I will continue with the series looks like it has books set in Mexico and Switzerland, for example.I ll just keep the movie close to my heart The world would be a better place if everyone had as much fun as the glorious Vincent Price playing Ratigan


  6. Lindsay Stares Lindsay Stares says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have mixed feelings about this book I appreciated it on several levels, just not the level of actually reading the thing.I know, it s intended for kids Small kids We should just say it s not one of those kids books that holds up The adventures of The mouse sherlock holmes should be cute, but oddly diminishes Basil compared to the Disney movie Faced with the example of actual Holmes, he is overawed, and over the course of this book managed to do relatively little They follow some obviou I have mixed feelings about this book I appreciated it on several levels, just not the level of actually reading the thing.I know, it s intended for kids Small kids We should just say it s not one of those kids books that holds up The adventures of The mouse sherlock holmes should be cute, but oddly diminishes Basil compared to the Disney movie Faced with the example of actual Holmes, he is overawed, and over the course of this book managed to do relatively little They follow some obvious footprints, wait for a message from a kidnapper, make some deductions about the messenger, follow him in disguise, and track down the villains It s a small story, written for a very young audience Basil comes off as competent, but faraverage than any Holmes doppelganger ought to The joke about him painstakingly building a tiny violin, then being totally unable to play it, just made me sad for him I felt like he could never live up to his hero.Full Review at The Blue Fairy s Bookshelf


  7. Sheila Beaumont Sheila Beaumont says:

    Basil is the Sherlock Holmes of the Mouse World His friend and associate Dr Dawson narrates the story Mrs Judson is their mousekeeper The mouse detective has learned his sleuthing skills by listening to Sherlock Holmes tell Dr Watson how he solved his cases Basil takes notes in shortpaw Basil and Dr Dawson live in the mouse village, Holmestead, in the cellar at 221B Baker Street In this book Basil solves the kidnapping of the mouse twins Angela and Agatha Children will enjoy this book Basil is the Sherlock Holmes of the Mouse World His friend and associate Dr Dawson narrates the story Mrs Judson is their mousekeeper The mouse detective has learned his sleuthing skills by listening to Sherlock Holmes tell Dr Watson how he solved his cases Basil takes notes in shortpaw Basil and Dr Dawson live in the mouse village, Holmestead, in the cellar at 221B Baker Street In this book Basil solves the kidnapping of the mouse twins Angela and Agatha Children will enjoy this book, and grown up Sherlockians will appreciate it evenIt is charmingly illustrated If you like Basil of Baker Street, there are four delightful sequels


  8. Christine Christine says:

    I m sorry to admit that as much as I have always love Disney s Great Mouse Detective, this the first time I have read this book I don t know why I never picked it up as a child, but I didn t It is a mouse version of Sherlock with nice tie ins to the Sherlock stories A bit moralistic at the end don t talk to strangers you hear But good fun.


  9. Krista Krista says:

    My son and I read this together Well, mostly he read to me and I listened We both enjoyed this cute little book and are continuing the series together


  10. Valerie Valerie says:

    Not as much heart character as the movie, actually This mouse has an obsession that is probably unhealthy A nice quick light charming read, though Not as much heart character as the movie, actually This mouse has an obsession that is probably unhealthy A nice quick light charming read, though


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