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Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (original 1963; edition 2007)

by Donald J. Sobol

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Authors:Donald J. Sobol
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Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol (1963)

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I read Encyplopedia Brown and I thought that it was very exciting. Once you start reading a mystery you are just drawn in and want to find out the answer. When you see the title of the next mystery, you just wonder what it is and want to start reading it. If you like mysteries I suggest this book a lot. ( )
  EGeraci | Nov 11, 2013 |
This was fun but not what I expected. It is more a puzzle book than a story. You get to figure out what clued Encyclopedia into solving each separate and unrelated mystery in the book. The answers to all nine mysteries are in the back of the book. ( )
  __Lindsey__ | Apr 17, 2013 |
A sudden fit of nostalgia prompted me to buy and read this. It took like half an hour. It was pretty fun! I love the old-school vision of America, sorta Tom Sawyer-y, where boys spun eggs for fun and 25 cents was a treasure.

Most of the mysteries are not as mysterious as I remember them. You know how each story ends with "How did Encyclopedia Brown solve the case? Flip to page 80 to find out!" and you gotta figure out what his big clue was? Well, it's generally pretty obvious. One of them got me but it was totally cheap. And the last one, where you figure it out because "As every one knows," a hard boiled egg spins faster than a raw one? Yeah, I didn't know that. Although I figured it out anyway from context and because I'm a fucking genius.

Anyway, it was a fun way to kill half an hour. Sure, it's worth buying for your ten-year-old. ( )
  AlCracka | Apr 2, 2013 |
Leroy Brown knows so much, he's known as Encyclopedia Brown. When his dad, a police detective, needs help solving a local mystery, Encyclopedia discoveres a talent for cracking cases. The first in the series, each chapter is its own mystery which is explained in the back of the book.

Some of these were a little far fetched, but for the most part this would be a great book for teaching students how to look for clues and foreshadowing in mystery texts. There wasn't enough meat to each mystery for me to really get into it, but I could see young readers enjoying the instant gratification of each mystery being solved in under ten minutes. ( )
  agrudzien | Jan 4, 2013 |
My all-time favorite series of books from my childhood. ( )
  tomfriesejr | Dec 16, 2012 |
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Bad, bad Leroy Brown
catches the bad guy every time. 
Not so bad, in fact. (kiparsky)

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A Civil War sword...

A watermelon stabbing...

Missing roller skates...

A trapeze artist's inheritance...

And an eyewitness who's legally blind!

Theses are just some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him--the answer to all the mysteries are found in the back!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:05:31 -0400)

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Fifth-grader "Encyclopedia" Leroy Brown solves ten mysteries and, by putting the solutions at the back of the book, challenges the reader to do the same.

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