Written more than 150 years ago, Sherlock Holmes stories are among the most popular mysteries for young adults.
Indeed, the popular Sherlock Holmes texts 36 into many mediums of cultural products, including graphic novels, short
stories, and films. The texts have been translated into more than 60 languages, 37 that Sherlockian fiction has attracted
young readers across many different cultures and languages. Its success may 38 the establishment of its literary value
resulting from both its aesthetic narration and scientific reasoning. Although imaginative, Holmes is 39 as an ideal
gentleman who is a rational thinker, observer, and critical thinker. 40 Sherlock Holmes texts are used as a mode to
motivate teenagers to read, the pedagogical implications have rarely been scrutinized. This is because SH texts are widely
recognized to be playful and light-hearted.