Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day (Encyclopedia Brown #7)
This one totally whipped me!! I solved 2* out of 10! That has to be my worst track record yet.
Still, I loved the (frustrating) challenges. All of the stories in this one are pretty difficult, but as always, super fun and well-written. I just love Encyclopedia's witty comments, and #7 was chock-full of them.
Something interesting about this one is that almost all of the stories were about kids bringing their problems to the Brown Detective Agency. Not one was about ...more
Back again to obscure knowledge cases. I did learn some things from this one, though: phone numbers used to have letters in them, but Z was never one of those letters; and people used to have to sharpen sewing machine needles by sewing through sandpaper. Craziness! :P
My favorite mystery in this one would probably be The Case of the Flying Boy just because it's one of the very few that can be solved with logic.
My five-year-old can't get enough of these books.
What I enjoy about Encyclopedia Brown stories is the author doesn't give you the answer to the problem. You get to think about the inf ...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
Meeting Mr Sobol when I was in the 3rd grade is what got me interested in writing my own mystery stories, and Encyclopedia Brown was my first literary crush. So it was fun to re-visit one of my favorite characters from my childhood. I'm pleased to see that these stories are being reprinted, but I have to wonder what modern kids make of the somewhat outdated dialogue and technology. Do they even know what a telephone dial *was*?
(I'm a bit worn out from listening to all these books...I'm happy to report that we have exhausted our library's collection of Encyclopedia Brown audiobooks.) :)
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 d&$n BOOK THIS YEAR, AND IT COUNTS TOWARD MY F%KING COUNTS!
Stupid Goodreads *grumble, grumble*