Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man (Encyclopedia Brown #4)
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood's ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, 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 his most baffling crim...more
As always, Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man has 10 short stories with cases to solve. Out of these, I think I solved 7 or 8 of them. A couple were really easy if you had been paying attention, but some were pretty tough!
I think my favorite story was The Case of the Murder Man. It was different than the rest since it was about a play written by Encyclopedia instead of a case he had to solve.
Shelving this to the "happy childhood memories I don't wait to ruin, so I'll leave them alone."
(PS I only solved like three of the cases in this one. I swear I'm not bitter s ...more
My favorite in this one was the mystery that Encyclopedia came up with to help his friend write the play. The change of approach was fun and refreshing.
(view spoiler)[The book was published in 1967. Mexico stopped printing Mex$1 notes in 1962. It is entirely unlikely that a bank would be holding one million Mex$1 notes, let alone five years after they ceased to be printed. Given that a Mex$1 note weighs approximately as much as a $1 bill, that would mean that two men stole over 2000 lbs of currency. On a ...more
We are very slowly making our way through this series. We waited more almost two years after reading books 1 and 2 in this series and almost two more years after reading book 3. But now that our girls are older, they are huge fans.
We read all of the stories over the course of a couple of evenings and our girls were fascinated by ...more
I just noticed something in the front of the book which I haven't seen before.
Do you have a wacky story to tell about an animal, a fact, a crime, a sport? The funnier and wackier the better! But it must be true.
You can write about it, or enclose a clipping from your local newspaper, or send a note from your parents or teacher verifying the story. If it is included ...more
We h ...more
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, 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 his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader i...more
I also like these books because they are a little more interactive, and you aren't just sitting there passively reading. You are thinking about the mystery, and allowed enough think time, to try to think of the ...more
I was surprised by how many times I remembered the critical clue before I reread it. The only story where I didn't remember the critical clue at all was the ninth, "The Case of the Murder Man"; for that one, I actually reread it, trying to figure it out. I'm not sure whether I did figure it out, or whether reading it twice reminded me.
(Finished 2008-07-31 17:22 EDT.)
I think a good age range for these books would be upper elementary school.
This is a placeholder, or rather a place counter, since stupid GoodReads does not allow one to count re-read books towards one's total book read count for the year.
Even though I've read the book before, I READ THE DAMN BOOK THIS YEAR, AND IT COUNTS TOWARD MY F#%KING COUNTS!
Stupid Goodreads *grumble, grumble*
This one provided a lot of entertainment, as once again the "solutions" really didn't solve anything. I'm really having a lot of fun reading these and laughing over them.
3 stars for nostalgia's sake.