Leroy Brown, also known as Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville's ten-year-old star detective! He's got a knack for trivia, and can solve mysteries from the kids in the neighborhood, as well as those his police detective dad brings home. In this book, there are 10 mysteries to solve, and you can help Encyclopedia solve them! Join Encyclopedia as he solves these intriguing cases, including the theft of a diamond necklace, a bank robbery that happened in broad daylight, the case of the missing roller skates, and more. With the clues given in each case, readers can solve the mystery themselves! Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader is given all the clues as well. 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
Donald J. Sobol was 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.
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