Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch (Encyclopedia Brown Series #2)

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Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader is given all the ...

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Overview

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader is given all the clues as well. Interactive and chock full of interesting bits of information—it’s classic Encyclopedia Brown!

“I loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

 

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Leroy Brown (a.k.a. Encyclopedia Brown) lives on Rover Avenue in the town of Idaville. He received his nickname because he constantly reads and is a wealth of information. Although he may seem like any other kid, Encyclopedia has his own successful gumshoe business; the junior detective has solved a number of mysteries. Bugs Meany, who constantly stirs up trouble with the neighborhood kids, helps to keep Encyclopedia’s business open. Victims of Bugs’ trickery need Encyclopedia’s Sherlock Holmes-like skills in order to solve their problems. Occasionally, Encyclopedia assists his father, Idaville’s police chief, by solving crimes and mysteries. In one police case, Encyclopedia determines who kidnapped Bobby Tyler by considering the evidence. In this book of the “Encyclopedia Brown” series, the junior detective even finds himself solving a few mysteries while on a family vacation in Texas. Readers have the opportunity to join him in putting clues together to solve the cases. For the junior, armchair sleuth, the solution to each case is located at the back of the book. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142408896
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 9/6/2007
  • Series: Encyclopedia Brown Series , #2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 121,749
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald J. Sobol was the author of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia Brown series and many other books. His awards include a special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his contribution to mystery writing in the United States, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers’ Choice Award for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace.
 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

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    These books are awesome!!!!!!!! If only there were 100 stars! I would totally recommend this series for mystery lovers and people of all ages. They're great books!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Fun to read

    My wife and son have been enjoying this series. He just received 6 more for his birthday and cannot wait to read them also

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2007

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    Ever since I read the first Encyclopedia Brown book at my school, Tanglewood Elementry, I was hooked. They are wonderful books! I am in the middle of reading one now. I would recomend this book to young readers who love to solve mysteries.I may be a fourth grader, but I LOVE these books!!!

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    Fun fun fun

    I its a funny book and fun to try to figure out the cases

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