ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 10, 2021
The Solitary Cyclist (Easy Classics)
Original author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Adapted by Stephanie Baudet; Illustrated by Arianna Bellucci
An illustrated adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes mystery – at an easy-to-read level for readers of all ages! Also includes a QR code for the free audiobook!Dear Mr Holmes,It has happened again. The strange bearded man on the bicycle followed me this morning. I tried suddenly turning and racing towards him, but he was just as quick.When Violet Smith gets a new job, a new friend and a new home, life seems almost perfect … until the solitary cyclist appears. He follows her every week, along the same stretch of road. Why? That’s what Holmes and Watson need to work out, before this seemingly simple case turns into something far more sinister.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Stephanie was born in England before emigrating to Australia – and later New Zealand – with her family, where she trained as a nurse. Whilst back in England on holiday, she met and married her husband, had a daughter and settled down.Stephanie’s lifelong interest in writing became more serious when her first children’s book, Avalanche, was published in the 1980s. Since then, she has had around forty children’s books published, and has also published an historical novella for adults. Stephanie works closely with schools, she tutors for two writing schools and occasionally runs writing workshops for adults.Stephanie joined Sweet Cherry Publishing in 2013 with her Mr Pattacake series, and she has since written The Dinosaur Detectives.Stephanie currently lives in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.Arianna is a freelance illustrator based in Florence, Italy, where she majored in Entertainment Design at Nemo Academy. Since then she has worked as 2D artist with Italian independent video game studios. The Sherlock Holmes series is her debut novel as an illustrator for Children’s books.