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Literature / Basil of Baker Street

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Basil: Elementary, my dear Dawson.

Children's book series written by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone about Basil of Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes of the Mouse World, and his personal biographer, Dr. David Q. Dawson. Not as well known as its Animated Adaptation, The Great Mouse Detective. It was out-of-print for a number of years, but the entire series was republished in May of 2016 by Aladdin.

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     Basil of Baker Street 
  • Alliterative Name: Harry Hawkins, Sam Stilton.
  • GPS Evidence: How Basil and Dawson manage to find The Terrible Three.
  • Location Theme Naming: Basil and Dawson sign the Greymouse Inn registry as "Captain Baker" and "Mr. Street".
    • Genius Bonus: "Captain Basil" was one of Holmes's aliases in the original stories.
  • The Magnificent: Barney the Bank Robber, Clarence the Crook, Freddie the Forger, Percy the Pickpocket.
  • Sweet Tooth: The Proudfoot twins have an affinity for sweets, particularly French chocolate. Their kidnappers lure them into their clutches by exploiting this.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Angela and Agatha Proudfoot.

     Basil and the Lost Colony 

     Basil and the Pygmy Cats 


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