The Case of the Exploding Plumbing and Other Mysteries (Encyclopedia Brown)
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The Case of the Exploding Plumbing and Other Mysteries (Encyclopedia Brown #11)

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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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Joy
These are all fun reads that make you think. RL3 or thereabouts; so it's like the detective above Nate the Great. I have started to give these books to my eldest nephew (who is now 7) and he is enjoying them.
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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.
Cheryl in CC NV
As I work my way through these I get better and better at catching the details. This one has a mystery that might be difficult for modern children who don't know about typewriters, but I solved all but one of the stories as I was reading along. I just don't understand why Mr. Brown doesn't learn how to see mysteries with his son's eye and learn to handle them on his own... ;)
Nancy St. Clair
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.
Sharon
I've not been much of a mystery fan as an adult, but I loved this series, and read the ones in our library several times.
Maggie
I can never figure out any of the Encyclopedia Brown mysteries before I finish them!
Shayne
Not as cool this time around as I remembered from my youth. Sorry, Encyclopedia.
Jason Ruggles
This was my first Encyclopedia Brown book. I thought it was pretty fun.
Erin
hmmm, i really don't think kids get into so many problems
Mike
Fun book that I read with the kids.
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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.
More about Donald J. Sobol...
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