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The Case of the Exploding Plumbing and Other Mysteries (Encyclopedia Brown #11)
Match Wits With The World's Greatest Boy Sleuth A huge footprint in the soft earth . . . counterfeit money in a bird's nest . . . a threatening letter . . . an exploding toilet . . . a missing silver dollar . . . and a stolen newspaper clipping that could be valuable! These are the only traces left at the scene of ten brain-twisting crimes that Encyclopedia Brown must solv ...more
Paperback, 73 pages
Published 1974 by Scholastic
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May 19, 2011 ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I recommend Encyclopedia Brown. I was 8 when I first encountered this series. I loved it. It was recommended by a boy that I liked. What I liked about these books is that it taught me how to think before making wild guesses. Each book had several cases which were easy to read and follow for a child. I recommend this to any parent looking for helping their child to use logic and deductive reasoning. Great on how to look at relevant facts at a child's level.
May 24, 2011 Nancy St. Clair rated it 5 of 5 stars
My daughter and I love reading these together. It's great practice for her to hone her listening and reasoning skills in order to pick up on any clue that help solve the mystery. Besides, I love rereading and becoming reacquainted with Encyclopedia Brown and company.
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.More about Donald J. Sobol...
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