Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All (Encyclopedia Brown #5)
* 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 brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him -- you'll find t ...more
But then, Encyclopedia Brown usually proved too clever for me. Even as a child I would more often than not thumb to the back of the book to read the solution. More often than not its staring everybody in Idaville in the face and Encyclopedia is the only person blessed with both the book smarts and the common sense to see it.
This was the only book in the original run of the series I didn't have growing up, so it was fun to test my wits. I thought with my f ...more
I continue to be fascinated by this series. I recommended the first four books to my students and I've loved seeing how excited they are by the opportunity to try to solve Encyclopedia's mysteries along with him.
My favorite thing continues to be that the solutions to the mysteries are all at the end of the book so they can't accidentally be spoiled if you want to think about it.
My favorite mystery in this one would probably be the one about the cherries, the first mystery in the book. I ...more
The Case of the Missing Clues. Abner Nelson has a problem for Encyclopedia to solve – a problem of protection. Bugs Meany has decided that Abner’s fruit stand needs “protection” from thieves – and that he’s the one who should protect it. The only problem is that Bugs is the biggest thief of them all. Can Encyclopedia prove that Bugs has been stealing Abner’s fruit?
The Case of the Super-Secret Hold. Ever since the day that ...more
Again, a fun book series to read and it encourages the reader/listener to think "outside the box" and really pay attention.
My question, aside from "when the hell did they build multiple synagogues in Idaville?", is what kind of sick town has more movie theaters than delicatessens? It was 1968. Not like Sobol needed a colored theate ...more
We haven't read the books in this series very consistently, but now that our girls are a bit older, they are fascinated by the scenarios. We listened to the book narrated aloud on audio CD as we drove home from summer camp and our girls were fascinated by the solutions. They aren't necessarily able to figure them out before hearing the answers, but they are able to understand the solution ...more
This is a placeholder, or rather a place counter, since stupid GoodReads does not allow one to count re-read books towards one's total book read count for the year.
Even though I've read the book before, I READ THE DAMN BOOK THIS YEAR, AND IT COUNTS TOWARD MY F#%KING COUNTS!
Stupid Goodreads *grumble, grumble*
Leroy Brown is back in the next six books in the Encyclopedia Brown series. As Idaville’s ten-year-old star detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, 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 some of the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in each b...more
The #1 main character is Encyclopedia Brown #2 is Bugs Meany #3 is Sally Kimball. It is a book that has dogs, rich men, and fruit in it: all in all it is a book as great as infinity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sam seems less ambitious to try to solve them so this is the only one I am releasing for now.
This was Dan's when he was little so it is cool to have her enjoying it now. It was the first time I had read Encyclopedia Brown and I really like it :-)
(I finished this book a day or so after [Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective]; I don't remember the exact date.)