Encyclopedia Brown's Book of Wacky Crimes

Encyclopedia Brown's Book of Wacky Crimes

by Donald J. Sobol, Ted Enik
     
 

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Fasten your seat belts�Encyclopedia Brown is back! The boy sleuth has returned with a lively collection of over 100 strange-but-true tales and trivia from the world of cars--plus a brand-new, solve-it-yourself mystery that will challenge and amaze his fans.

They don't come any wackier than this--chameleon cars that change colors; a car that was bought for 999

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Fasten your seat belts�Encyclopedia Brown is back! The boy sleuth has returned with a lively collection of over 100 strange-but-true tales and trivia from the world of cars--plus a brand-new, solve-it-yourself mystery that will challenge and amaze his fans.

They don't come any wackier than this--chameleon cars that change colors; a car that was bought for 999 bananas; and the 1913 Duck, a sporty model in which the driver steered from the rear of the car. Fans of the 10-year-old Idaville detective will delight in this collection of loony traffic laws, crazy cabbies, ridiculous road races, and other automotive anecdotes. When it comes to entertaining young readers, Encyclopedia Brown takes a back seat to no one.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6 Another spin-off from the popular series about Idaville's well known ten-year-old detective (Encyclopedia Brown's Book of Wacky Crimes Lodestar, 1982, . . .Wacky Sports Morrow, 1983 , . . .Wacky Spies Morrow, 1984 , . . .Wacky Animals Morrow, 1985 ) , this book contains over 100 anecdotes and bits of trivia from the automotive world. Camouflaged cars that change color, a backwards cross-country car trip, animal taxis, a car bought for 999 bananas, a breath-test machine that became drunk, and an 11-year-old car dealer are a few of the bizarre tales related. Also included is an Encyclopedia Brown trademark: a new, solve-it-yourself mystery. The book is sure to appeal to both the numerous fans of Encyclopedia Brown and those who enjoy the equally popular trivia books. Also, the brevity of each anecdote of tale coupled with the high interest of the subject matter should give the book appeal to slow readers.Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, Maine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525667865
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/14/1982
Series:
Encyclopedia Brown Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
8.43(w) x 5.51(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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