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Paperback Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues Book

ISBN: 0142408905

ISBN13: 9780142408902

Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues

(Book #3 in the Encyclopedia Brown Series)

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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...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Great for ages 8 and up

Again, more than 5 mysteries in the book. Ages 8 and up. It's great to see boys depicted as smart and capable. Reader, look in the back of the book for answers to the mysteries if you can't figure out how Leroy, aka, Encyclopedia Brown, solved each one. The first mystery is usually Leroy helping his dad, the police investigator, with a mystery, then the rest are neighborhood ones.

A new version for kids today.

My 8 year old son 1st 4 in the Encyclopedia Brown books by Donald J. Sobol for Christmas but has yet to have read them. We discovered that they are "new" and the Volume 1-4 is different than the "old" Volume 1-4. He has loved these books. They are titled Boy Detective, Case of the Secret Pitch, Finds the Clues, and Gets His Man. As an extra bonus he was delighted to find out that his father had read these books too.

the kid loves em

my 6 year old nephew just loves these stories

Mysteries and Puzzles

Encyclopedia Brown is a 5th grade boy who solves puzzles, crimes and mysteries as easily and as unconsciously as breathing. Each book is a series of short mysteries (5-10 pages each) ending with a question - usually "how did Encyclopedia know that X was responsible for the crime". The answer to each mystery is at the back of the book. Solving the mystery takes no special knowledge, but it does require paying attention to detail. Don't turn to the answer too fast.This book is the third in the series, but the books do not have to be read in order. I loved the Encyclopedia Brown books when I was growing up. I am reading them again before I give them to my nephew who I hope will enjoy them as I did. (The target reading level is ages 9-12).Adults who like this series may also enjoy the Lateral Thinking Puzzles books.

Watch the Boy Work! Match Wits with Encyclopedia Brown

Teaching kids to observe, think, and have fun at the same time? Difficult? Not with the Encyclopedia Brown books! This is actually the third book in the Encyclopedia Brown series by author Donald J. Sobol. In this volume, Encyclopedia Brown, the smartest kid in Idaville, tackles ten cases. Kids (and adults) will have a great time matching wits with Encyclopedia as they gather clues with him and seek to put together the pieces of the puzzle. If you can't crack the puzzles, don't worry: the solutions to each case appear at the end of the book. These stories were first published in the 1960's, so they're a little dated, but they still provide loads of fun, and some of them are pretty tricky. If you'd like to develop critical thinking and observation skills in your kids, you can't go wrong with Encyclopedia Brown. 10 cases, 112 pages total

Can you clue in to the solution?

Donald J. Sobol has done it again with another great collection of 10 mysteries that his hero, Encyclopedia Brown, must solve. From the obvious to the scientific you'll have to use your wits to figure out these stories. From a kidnapping to stolen diamonds to a local bitter drink contest this book is a great get-away for those who like to think out solutions as they read.
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