Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case
Do you have any other recommendations for brainteasers and puzzles for youth and teens? ...more
They've been fun to revisit, to see them through my daughter's eyes - to have to explain so many references and moments because culturally they are so very different to now.
Overall, they've aged fairly well. A few of the answers aren't actually 100% correct but I remember thinking that when I was young as well.
We have been enjoying reading them together, for sure. ...more
Lisbon, 8 January 2018.
Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown has never gotten a case wrong. The child ...more
This book is about a boy named Leroy Brown, but most people refer to him as Encyclopedia Brown, because similar to an encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Brown has read more books than anyone around, and can solve most crime cases with a single question. There are several cases Encyclopedia has to solve in this volume, including a robbery in Canada, a haunted house in the neighborhood, and a near hit and run by the local bully. The best part about this series is that it allows the reader to guess how ...more
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
I loved this mystery series as a kid, but have not read them since so this review is based on my memories. My love of mystery started pretty early and Encyclopedia Brown was among my first series. Each book has several mysteries that you can solve along with Encyclopedia, complete with clues. I could not get enough of these books, and didn't realize that this series started in 1963.
These are easy to read chapter books for young kids.
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stupid encyclopedia is bad for my self esteem. :-)
Other than that, this volume is really more about careful reading than applied reasoning. And it is getting more than a little creepy how cynical and jaded ten year old Leroy Brown is.