By Donald J. Sobol
As Idaville’s ten-year-old famous person detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for minutiae. together with his unconventional wisdom, he solves mysteries for the local young children via his personal detective business enterprise. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the executive of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him resolve probably the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in each one ebook, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to resolve them, yet readers are given the entire clues to boot and will chime in with their very own ideas. Interactive and fun—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
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Even though, not anyone within the category will inform me who broke it. ” “Everyone is fearful of being a squealer, eh? ” stated leader Brown in annoyance. “Protect the to blame! I stumble upon that sort of foolishness per week. ” “What was once the attempt you gave the journalism category? ” requested Mrs. Brown. “It was once on caption writing,” replied Mr. Morton. “Each scholar was once given six photographs and informed to write down a caption—a description—for each one. ” Mr. Morton opened his briefcase. He pulled out the try out papers and confirmed them to leader Brown. leader Brown checked out them speedy and passed them to Mrs. Brown. She gave every one a look and handed them to Encyclopedia. whereas the grown-ups mentioned the case, the boy detective gave the exams his complete recognition. each one pupil have been given an analogous images to paintings with. the adaptation in what every one wrote used to be awesome. one of many attempt papers, became in by way of a boy named Gene Dickman, stuck Encyclopedia’s eye. while the opposite scholars had written captions of twenty to fifty phrases, Gene had written just one observe below each one photo. less than an image of a clock with either palms pointing to twelve, he had written “NOON. ” whereas the grown-ups said the case, the boy detective gave the assessments his complete recognition. below an image of an outdated sea captain scanning the horizon with a spyglass, he had written “SEES. ” lower than an image of a monitor with white dots, he had written “RADAR. ” below an image of a relaxed and unrippled lake, he had written “LEVEL. ” below an image of a paperhanger engaged on a wall, he had written “REPAPER. ” lower than an image of a small aircraft, he had written “SOLOS. ” “I ask yourself ... ” Encyclopedia muttered. Hurriedly he checked the names on the best of the opposite attempt papers: Robert Mason, Mary Keith, Anna McGill, George worthy, Mike Duval, Phil Johnson, Connie Logan, Scott Muncie, and Dwight Sherman. Encyclopedia closed his eyes. He constantly closed his eyes while he did his heaviest pondering. Then he requested a question. One query was once all he had to ask for you to clear up a case. “Are those the entire scholars on your classification, Mr. Morton? ” “Yes, it’s a small class,” replied the trainer. “There are 3 ladies and 7 boys. ” by surprise Mr. Morton frowned. He had spotted Gene Dickman’s try papers on best of the pile on Encyclopedia’s lap. “I don’t comprehend what occurred to Gene,” stated Mr. Morton. “He is my brightest scholar, and but he failed. He wrote just one note below every one photo! ” “Perhaps he didn’t have time to write down more,” acknowledged leader Brown, “because he broke the globe. ” Mr. Morton shook his head. “I left the school room correct after giving out the assessments. i used to be long past purely 5 mins. Gene and everybody else had lots of time to complete the try earlier than the interval ended. ” “I inspiration you attempted to determine who broke the globe,” stated leader Brown. “Didn’t that take time? ” “No,” spoke back Mr. Morton. “I didn’t detect the damaged globe until eventually the bell rang. I held the category a couple of minutes, yet not anyone confessed. ” “It’s a tricky case,” admitted leader Brown. “There isn't any telling which boy is accountable.