Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man (Encyclopedia Brown Series #4)

Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man (Encyclopedia Brown Series #4)

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by Donald J. Sobol
     
 

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A ghost who whistles... Eight stuffed penguins... An underwater car... A famous explorer's fortune... and an ldaville boy who's literally lost his marbles! These 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 answers to all the mysteries are… See more details below

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A ghost who whistles... Eight stuffed penguins... An underwater car... A famous explorer's fortune... and an ldaville boy who's literally lost his marbles! These 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 answers to all the mysteries are found in the back!

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Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
Criminals have it rough in Idaville thanks to Leroy Brown, better known as Encyclopedia Brown. The ten-year-old detective whiz and son of Idaville's police chief uses his remarkable memory and eye for detail to help solve the toughest cases around. When not helping his father, he and partner Sally Kimball safeguard the neighborhood with their detective agency ("no case too small"). Each of the ten short chapters is a separate case in which Encyclopedia goes head-to-head with a different criminal. Among this book's collection of miscreants are a marble thief, a swindler, and a cheat. Like a twentieth-century Sherlock Holmes, Encyclopedia examines the scene of the crime, talks to the involved parties, and watches closely for clues. He then makes pronouncements of guilt, and readers are invited to match wits with the detective by figuring out how he came to his conclusion, after which they can check the detailed answer provided at the end of the book. Although a bit dated—how many kids smoke coffee in a homemade pipe these days? —this reissue of a well-loved series will likely be just as popular with modern mystery fans as it was with the original readers. Reviewer: Heather Christensen

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ISBN-13:
9780553155266
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/01/1982
Series:
Encyclopedia Brown Series, #4
Pages:
128
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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