Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All (Encyclopedia Brown Series #5)

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Overview

  • A clown accused of robbery...
  • A mutt maimed by an armed gardener...
  • A pig-shaped teapot...
  • A Cupid who shoots expensive arrows...
  • And a muscle-building tonic that shrinks your pockets!

These are just some of the ten brian-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him -you'll find the answers to all the mysteries of the back of the book!

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Ten-year-old Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia, is a key figure in helping his father, Police Chief Brown, keep Idaville's enviable year-long record of "no crime going unsolved." Encyclopedia Brown is a master of detail. His sharp eye and gift for remembering everything he has read or seen are formidable tools in his crime solving career. He solves ten mysteries, sometimes accompanied by his friend Sally, through careful observation and listening. A full-page black-and-white line drawing appears in each chapter. There is a welcome emphasis on intellectual power over muscle power and the solution, once the clues are revealed, is straightforward and satisfying. It should be noted that the language and culture of the mysteries are dated, as are the illustrations. For example, a character would probably not be named "Abner" in a children's book written today, and the fee for a day's work would not be 25 cents, even if charged for work by a ten-year-old. But the stories are well plotted and the characters are believable, if old-fashioned by today's standards. This book would be a good addition to a middle school library or English classroom. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590328845
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1978
  • Series: Encyclopedia Brown Series , #5
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Donald J. Sobol was born in 1924. He is the creator of the Encyclopedia Brown series. In addition, he has written the "Wacky" series and the "Encyclopedia Brown Record Books." His awards include the Pacific Northwest Reader's Choice Award for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace and a special Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for contribution to mystery writing in the United States.

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