Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case (Encyclopedia Brown Series #24)

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Since 1963, when Dutton published the first book in the series, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective , the brainy crime-stopper has been a favorite character among middle-grade readers. Now, for the first time in twenty-five years, Dutton is pleased to present a brand-new Encyclopedia Brown mystery. Following the classic formula, the book presents ten separate mysteries, complete with answers that allow the reader to solve the cases along with the Boy Detective. Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case will be a flagship ...

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Overview

Since 1963, when Dutton published the first book in the series, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective , the brainy crime-stopper has been a favorite character among middle-grade readers. Now, for the first time in twenty-five years, Dutton is pleased to present a brand-new Encyclopedia Brown mystery. Following the classic formula, the book presents ten separate mysteries, complete with answers that allow the reader to solve the cases along with the Boy Detective. Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case will be a flagship for the backlist titles, which Puffin will reissue in paperback on the same list with new cover art.

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Twenty-five years ago, boy sleuth Encyclopedia Brown put down his magnifying glass and slipped into limbo. Now this diminutive detective is back, bringing with him a spate of fresh cases for youthful sleuths. Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case contains previously unpublished, exquisitely puzzling conundrums.
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Idaville appears to be an ordinary town but it is unique because no one commits any crimes. The town’s police chief, Mr. Brown, and his son Leroy (a.k.a. Encyclopedia) are to be thanked for this reduction in crime. Encyclopedia Brown returns to solve ten unique cases that, at first, appear to be near impossible. The first case features a forgetful jewel thief. As many Encyclopedia Brown cases do, this one ends with a question for the reader to solve. If the case proves too challenging, or if readers want to check their answers, the solution appears at the end of the book. Throughout each case, subtle clues could possibly help one solve the case as easily as Encyclopedia. Whether about a missing brooch, a fraudulent astronaut or stolen stamps, each case stands alone and be read individually. While some of the information has been modernized, the cases (and Encyclopedia himself) seem a bit old-fashioned. Idaville appears to be devoid of the Internet or cell phones. In spite of this, one does need to use good listening skills and problem-solve in order to solve these cases. Second-, third- and some fourth-graders may enjoy the challenge these cases present. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk
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Having kept Idaville crime free "for more than a year"-more like 44 years, to be precise-the still-ten-year-old Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown takes on ten more scams, misdemeanors and outright felonies. Whether dealing with the theft of various precious items (including an autographed baseball from a case that is, literally, cracked) or the efforts of high-school dropout Wilford Wiggins and ne'er-do-well bully Bugs Meany to cheat local children out of their hard-earned savings, the precocious preteen unfailingly delivers the revealing question or significant fact that forces a confession. Only readers well enough informed to know how the author of Alice in Wonderland spelled his pseudonym, or attentive enough to spot the tiny slip in a suspect's story, will keep up-all others can look to the answers in the back. That's a formula that still works after more than a generation. (art not seen) (Fiction. 8-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142411674
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 9/4/2008
  • Series: Encyclopedia Brown Series , #24
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 182,613
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald J. Sobol is 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. A native of New York, Mr. Sobol now lives in Florida. He and his wife have 3 children.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    good book, fun to read!

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