Linda Bailey is the author of more than two dozen books for children, including the Stevie Diamond mystery series, the Good Times Travel Agency graphic novels, and an eclectic assortment of picture books including If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur and the acclaimed Stanley's Party. She has won many awards such as the California Young Readers' Medal, the Georgia Storybook Award, the Ontario Blue Spruce and Silver Birch Awards, the Oregon SMART Award and the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. Born in Winnipeg, Linda has travelled the world, and so have her books. She has two grown daughters, Lia and Tess, and lives in Vancouver within strolling distance of the sea.
Isabelle Follath is a freelance illustrator living in Zurich, Switzerland, with her family, not far from the Reichenbach Falls where Doyle wrote Sherlock off a cliff. She creates art for middle grade novels and picture books, including What Are Little Girls Made Of? Nursery Rhymes for Feminist Times. When Isabelle is not illustrating, you can find her searching for the perfect nib for her vintage pen or reading mystery novels.
Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock
(Paperback) - 05/01/2023
The fascinating true story of the inspiring writer Arthur Conan Doyle, and how he created the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, is brought to life for children by multi-award winning author Linda Bailey.
How is a writer made? How is a legend created? After a troubled childhood, Arthur's only comfort is using his extraordinary imagination to write fantastic stories. He creates Sherlock Holmes, a genius detective. At first his stories are rejected, but Arthur is persistent and eventually the public take notice. It isn't long until Sherlock Holmes makes Arthur one of the most famous authors in the world - but what happens when Arthur tries to kill off his hero?
- Published: 05/01/2023
- ISBN: 9781839132995
- Age Range: 0+ years