Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong (Book 1)
- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁Recommended for ages 9 and above
Winner of Red Dot Book Awards 2013-2014, Younger Readers’ Category
Selected for National Library Board’s READ! Singapore 2014
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Meet Sherlock Sam, Singapore’s greatest kid detective. With his trusty robot Watson, Sherlock Sam will stop at nothing to solve the case, no matter how big or small!
In Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong, Auntie Kim Lian’s precious Peranakan cookbook disappears, and Sherlock Sam cannot eat her delicious ayam buah keluak anymore! Will Sherlock Sam be able to use his super detective powers to find this lost treasure?
“The humour and camaraderie of the children, the robots and the lovable parents are reassuring, and makes you wish you could be part of the group in their next adventure.”
— Naomi Kojima, Japanese author and illustrator of The Alphabet Picture Book and Singing Shijimi Clams
“What’s not to love about a savvy kid with pluck, prepared to step outside humdrum routines to solve mysteries? Young readers everywhere dream of pushing limits in pursuit of adventure, and Sam is all the more appealing for his habit of running rings around grown-up buffoons. In Sherlock Sam, A.J. Low has conceived a series sure to have long-term appeal.”
— Ken Spillman, author of the Jake series
“From the first missing heirloom in Katong to this current cloaked classmate in MacRitchie, Sherlock Sam continues to captivate its readers. Definitely a middle-grade series that I would unreservedly recommend to teachers, parents, and fellow bibliogeeks. Science!”
— Myra Garces-Bacsal, PhD, National Institute of Education, Singapore
A.J. Low is a husband-and-wife writing team!
Adan Jimenez was born in the San Joaquin Valley in California to Mexican immigrant parents. He became an immigrant himself when he moved to Singapore after living in New York for almost a decade. He has worked for comic book stores, bookstores, gaming stores and even a hoagie sandwich shop once. He loves comics, LEGOs, books, games (analogue and video), Doctor Who and sandwiches. He currently works in the video game industry.
Born and raised in Singapore, Felicia Low-Jimenez has been a geek for most of her life and has written a lot of fanfiction. She was a bookseller and now works in comics publishing. She spends most of her free time reading, napping and eating chocolate. If she leaves the house, it’s usually to go to a bookstore.
The Sherlock Sam series has won the International Schools Libraries Network’s Red Dot Award 2013-2014 and the Popular Readers’ Choice Award numerous times. Sherlock Sam has been published in North America, Indonesia, Turkey, South Korea and Myanmar. An animated series is also in the works.
You can find Adan and Felicia at their website, sherlocksam.wordpress.com, on Instagram at aj_low_writers, on Facebook at facebook.com/SherlockSamSeries or drop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew Tan (also known as drewscape) is a freelance illustrator and an Eisner-nominated comic artist. He illustrates for print ads, magazines and also enjoys storyboarding and illustrating for picture book projects, and is always creating his own comics for fun. Andrew published his first graphic novel, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise, in 2012.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 112
Year Published: 2013
Size: 215mm x 140mm