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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles (Encyclopedia Brown #12)

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Solve some more puzzling mysteries with super sleuth Encyclopedia Brown! Leroy Brown is back 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 o ...more
ebook, 96 pages
Published May 15th 2008 by Puffin Books (first published 1975)
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Thanks to this book, I'm going to start using the expression, "Cut the 'balloon juice'" whenever someone is spewing hot air.
We've been giving the boys some reading assignments because they're very good readers, but they won't stretch themselves if they don't have to. We assigned this book this past week for Drystan (almost 6 years old.)

We have an old copy of this book from when Seth was a kid, and I don't know if they've updated it. Drystan could read most of the words, but some of the context was dated enough that he struggled to understand it. For example, one of the stories hinged on something that had to do with
Tessa Herrmann
I could see how this book would be a lot of fun for children. The mystery's are short enough and to the point for them to understand. They are fun and entertaining! I would have around forth or fifth graders read this book!
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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.
As I go through this series, it seems like some collections have easier puzzles than others. The ones in this one are more challenging than many. They also rely on more obscure knowledge. I had real trouble with almost all of them, and I even learned an astronomical fact from the title story. (Which surprised me, because I'm a fan of astronomy and cosmology.) Again, love the word-play, but the characterization is pretty weak.
My dad and I are re-reading these "together" from across the country. This is the second one we've read.

Once again, I find myself unable to rate these without my childhood bias. I'm giving this 3 stars for nostalgia's sake, but this one was not my favorite. All of these books had solutions that make no sense, but this one had a LOT of them.
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.
Encyclopedia Brown...not as awesome as I remembered. But fun to make fun of.
Sahil (w7)
It was an excellent story book.
Read this 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.
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