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

by Donald J. Sobol

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Title:Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Authors:Donald J. Sobol
Info:Puffin (2007), Paperback, 96 pages
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Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol (1963)


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A young boy with amazing observational skills solves neighborhood crimes for his friends and helps his dad, who is a policeman.
I think I read this one as a kid, but I didn't remember much about it. We loved it, though. It's particularly cool to read alongside Sherlock Holmes, of course. ( )
  electrascaife | Apr 11, 2017 |
I liked this book for two reasons. The first reason I liked this book was because of the plot. The whole book is a series of mysteries with details about the situations. The mysteries create a sense of suspense in the book. The mysteries are not solved until the very end, which prolongs the suspense.

The second reason I liked this book was because of the writing, and the organization of the book. The book starts off with a mystery that is solved right at the end. The author then makes a point to include a statement about listening for details: “this proves how important it is to listen carefully and watch closely, to train your memory.” Though this is only dialogue in the story, it is also directions to the readers. The readers must pay attention to the details in the mysteries in order to solve them.

Another aspect of the organization of this book that I liked was the fact that the mysteries ask a question after presenting all of the details. This gets the readers thinking about everything they have just learned, and gives them a chance to form an opinion. At the end of the book, there are different passages about each solution to each mystery. I think this adds to the suspense of the book, since you have to wait until the end to find out what happened.

The message of this book was to pay attention to details. Paying attention to details is an important skill that can be used in many different aspects of life. It can be used to understand new concepts, make connections, or in reading new material. ( )
  rthoms2 | Apr 11, 2017 |
Another series that I read throughout childhood--never managed to solve any of the cases on my own though. Enjoyable reading. ( )
  emilyesears | Aug 29, 2016 |
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.
  lkmuir | Dec 7, 2015 |
Leroy Brown, "Encyclopedia", is a boy who starts a detective agency. His dad, Chief Brown brings cases home for Encyclopedia to solve at the dinner table. The town's police force is said to be the best in the world. Encyclopedia is the solver behind all of this work. He catches flaws in criminals plans and has his dad catch them. I would recommend this book to people who like solving mysteries and is ready to think. ( )
  Aliceshah | Sep 12, 2015 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:26 -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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