Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Most of the mysteries are not as mysterious as I remember them. You know how each story ends with "How did Encyclopedia Brown solve the case? Flip to page 80 to find out!" and you gotta figure out what his big clue was? Well, it's generally pretty obvious. One of ...more
With greater perspective, I appreciate the desire to teach logical thought and attention to detail. However, these are significantly less engaging to me now as then. On the plus side, they're all over quickly, so they never really overstay their welcome.
The one thing that I don't recall not ...more
I liked Encyclopedia Brown's books because they were short, and I could often figure out the solution to the mystery on my own. Granted, the evidence Encyclopedia cites is often very weak, and would never stand up in court, but still, not bad for a ten-year-old.
I do think his police-chief father needs to ...more
Missing roller skates...
A trapeze artist's inheritance...
And an eyewitness who's legally blind!
Theses 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--the answer to all the mysteries are found in the back!
Part of the attraction is that each story is only a couple of pages long. Then the reader is asked to identify what clues Encyclopedia used to solve the case, and given the page they can turn to and see if they got it right. This inte ...more
It's bizarre that despite being the CHIEF OF POLICE, the kid's father brings home work every night and has poor Leroy solve all the town's crime over dinner. I always found that kind of sad (even as a child). Of course my parents are high flying medical prof ...more
A most excellent series suitable for fourth grade and up.
Lisbon, 9 December 2016.
It was raining pretty hard that day, but I didn't care. I had ridden in the rain before and I really wanted some pop. Only problem is, my bike had a flat so I needed to use my little brother's bike.
I recommend this especially for reluctant readers who need help for their comprehension skill because this book is structured in a way that for every chapter, there's a new mystery given and the solution for the mysteries is provided at the end of the book instead of the end of chapters. It encourages readers to think. And for adult, it's fun to check your attention to the text.
The downside of the story is there's no over-arc plot, no depth for the characters (we only know them for their natext.Thestars.I ...more
Boy detective Encyclopedia Brown's first collection of cases.
In case you haven't come across these books before, they are set out like a book of short stories - the case of the missing this, the case of the mysterious that - but with one fun twist. Each story ends on a cliffhanger, with Encyclopedia claiming he has solved the case...but leaving the reader to figure out the solution for themselves! The solutions for each case are provided at the back of the b ...more
My daughter struggled with it the same as I did, which led to a certain amount of frustration as we read this book for school. I helped her through some of the puzzles, but I think it helped her when I honestly couldn't come up with the solution either. It takes a certain kind of mindset to solve the ca ...more
Second, I LOVED that the solutions to the mysteries were all at the back of the book, so they couldn't accidentally be spoiled if you wanted to figure them out for yourself.
And I also thoroughly enjoyed that the solutions to the mysteries were often simple word-plays. They reminded me a lot of brain teasers or riddles rather t ...more
|am I the only one who likes this?||5||17||Sep 04, 2014 03:38PM|
|Encyclopedia Brown’ author Donald J. Sobol dies at 87||5||28||Nov 12, 2012 04:48AM|