"Basil of Baker Street"

Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus: Book Cover


Book: Basil of Baker Street

Author: Eve Titus

Illustrator: Paul Galdone

Publisher: San Val Incorporated, reprint 1988

ISBN-13: 9780606041041

ISBN-10: 0606041044

Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable)

Reading level: Ages 8-11


Reviewed by Jeremy Walker

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Titus, Eve. Basil of Baker Street (published in 1958 by Whittlesey House, a division of the McGraw Hill Book Company Inc., New York City, NY). Can mice solve mysteries? Sir Basil of Baker Street is the greatest mouse detective and lives in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes’s house. When the twins, Angela and Agatha, go missing, it is up to Basil to find them. But where are they? Why have they disappeared? And can Basil save them in time? Find out in Basil of Baker Street.

(Note: This book, along with its sequels, is the basis for the Walt Disney animated movie The Great Mouse Detective; unfortunately, the book is apparently out of print, but used copies are available at Amazon. We checked out the copy which we read from the library. Both mom and dad read it too, and we really liked it! By the way, if you have ever read any of Eve Titus’s books about Anatole Mouse, who is a taster in a French cheese factory, you may be interested in knowing that Basil is a cousin of Anatole.)

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