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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Disgusting Sneakers (Encyclopedia Brown #18)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  895 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A stolen teacup...

An extra set of footprints...

Four very strange words...

A pirate's treasure...

And a race to find a cheater in Idaville's annual disgusting sneaker contest!

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...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Yearling (first published September 19th 1990)
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reread on 12/22/09 and increased to 4 stars
Caroline Braun
Oct 15, 2014 Caroline Braun is currently reading it
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This book sucks you in because of all the mysteries that Leroy or encyclopedia Brown has to solve! All he needs is one clue and he can solve any mystery.
Working my way through these collections of puzzles, whichever ones I can find at my library. They'd been getting easier, around #11 or so, but the ones here were *hard*. I only got one straight out, some of the others I had an unclear idea about, and a couple I had no guess at all.

I particularly enjoyed the interior illustrations by Gail Owens in this edition. The composition makes each picture one worth spending time looking at, at which point one realizes that the characters look extra real,...more
I really don't like these kinds of books. Elizabeth seemed to be okay with it. My reason for not liking it is it is nearly impossible to ever figure out the answer and I don't like mystery/ case kinds of books.
I loved that it was different mysteries each chapter and we liked trying to figure them out before we turned to the answer. My kids enjoyed it too and had me read almost the whole book in one day.
It's good, except at the end when Encyclopedia beats an indigent man with a hose.
good book for 8-13 year olds who like mystery and games like 21 questions
I liked it because it was a mystery.
Kindle-friendly format, wifi delivery.
Great way to teach logical thinking!
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Donald J. Sobol was an award-winning writer best known for his children's books, especially the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series. Mr. Sobol passed away in July of 2012.
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