This unit of work has been designed to encourage pupils [particularly boys] to engage with and access comprehension activities of a Classic Story. The version used is a 'strip-cartoon&' adaptation by Chris Mould. The pupils take on the role of &';secret sleuth' and develop &'detective skills&'; as they work through the 'training handbook&'. The work brings the narrative into the realms of a modern &';incident room' and encourages drama and speaking and listening. Differentiated worksheets have been added to encourage the less abled and some time solving problems to bring the story alive in numeracy.