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

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

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Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the police department, and every night Encyclopedia helps him get to the bottom of his most baffling crimes. Join Encyclopedia Brown as he solves ten of his

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Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the police department, and every night Encyclopedia helps him get to the bottom of his most baffling crimes. Join Encyclopedia Brown as he solves ten of his newest and most confounding mysteries, including a case of a missing butterfly brooch, some stolen Confederate stamps, a forgetful jewel thief, and more. With the clues given in each case, readers will have a chance to solve the mystery themselves! 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

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
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
Kirkus Reviews
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:
09/04/2008
Series:
Encyclopedia Brown Series, #24
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
231,540
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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