Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme (Encyclopedia Brown Series #28)

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme (Encyclopedia Brown Series #28)

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by Donald J. Sobol, James Bernadin
     
 

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For fifty years, Encyclopedia Brown has been the best boy detective on the block and a favorite character for generations of middle-grade readers. Following the classic formula, this installment presents ten mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve the cases, too. Join Encyclopedia as he takes on the cases of an African

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For fifty years, Encyclopedia Brown has been the best boy detective on the block and a favorite character for generations of middle-grade readers. Following the classic formula, this installment presents ten mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve the cases, too. Join Encyclopedia as he takes on the cases of an African killfish, a library book vandal, and a nail-biting soccer game.

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

 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Magi Evans
A home burglary, a ruined library book, and a rigged soccer game are a few of the mysteries that Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown solves in this twenty-eighth installment of Sobol's popular "Encyclopedia Brown" series. Encyclopedia is known for his mystery-solving prowess, for which he always charges twenty-five cents. He even helps his police chief father with his cases. Like all books in the series, ten-year-old Encyclopedia deals with ten mysteries, often aided by his friend Sally Kimball. Readers will also recognize the aptly named Bugs Meany as a recurring nemesis. As always, Encyclopedia invites readers to solve the mystery before going to the end of the book for the answer. The average story length of seven pages, large print, and plenty of white space between lines make it easy for reluctant readers, and trying to solve the mystery may encourage re-reading, a strategy that helps to improve reading skills. Bernardin provides two or three line drawings per story, just right for those who still want pictures in their chapter books. Encyclopedia Brown has been challenging young readers to solve puzzles for almost fifty years. Sadly, the author died in July of 2012, so unless someone else is allowed to take over for Sobol, this book will be the last we see of Encyclopedia Brown. Reviewer: Magi Evans

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142422885
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/12/2013
Series:
Encyclopedia Brown Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
180,039
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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