Sherlock Sam and the Cloaked Classmate in MacRitchie
In the sixth book of the Sherlock Sam mystery series – inspired by Sherlock Holmes and quirkily injected with a happy dose of Singporean flair – the locally-based husband-and-wife team of AJ Low (made up of Mexican- American Adan Jiminez and local lady Felicia Low-Jiminez) provides yet another thought-provoking read for children with a new plot and some new characters. The Cloaked Classmate in MacRitchie centres on some of the infamous tales and haunting rumours that we often hear about our very own MacRitchie Reservoir, which are brought to life as the brave protagonist, whose real name is Samuel Tan Cher Lock, goes on a quest to search for a classmate who disappeared at the reservoir. Together with his trusty sidekick and robot of conscience, Watson, Sherlock Sam goes on yet another adventure to solve his most important mystery yet. While the book isn't illustrated, local cartoonist drewscape provides a dramatic cover image, depicting Sam and Watson in the spotlight yet again. $9.90.