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Encyclopedia Brown and the case of Pablo's nose
Sobol, Donald J., 1924-2012.
Publication Information:
New York : Dell Yearling, 2003.

Physical Description:
73 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
America's Sherlock Holmes in sneakers continues his war on crime in ten more cases, the solutions to which are found in the back of the book.
General Note:
"April 2003."
Reading Level:
580 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 1.0 18715.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.1 4 Quiz: 13737 Guided reading level: P.
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Format :


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J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Series
X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf

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Encyclopedia Brown, the secret weapon in Idaville's war on crime, is back--with 10 all-new mysteries to solve. Bugs Meany and his tricky Tigers are back, too. And Wilford Wiggins, lazy as a bedpost, is still dreaming up ways to part little kids from their allowances. But with the help of Sally Kimball, the prettiest (and the toughest) girl in the fifth grade, Encyclopedia can solve any case. From Pablo's missing nose to racing reptiles that become snake snacks, the answers to all the cases are in the back of the book--but can you solve them on your own first?

Author Notes

Donald J. Sobol was born in the Bronx, New York on October 4, 1924. During World War II, he served in the Army as a sergeant in a combat engineer battalion in the Pacific. He received a B.A. degree from Oberlin College. He worked as a copy boy and then a reporter at The New York Sun and The Long Island Daily Press. In 1959, he began writing a syndicated fiction column called Two-Minute Mysteries.

He is the creator of the Encyclopedia Brown series. His first book, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, was published in 1963. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 80 books. In 1976, he won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Encyclopedia Brown series. He died from gastric lymphoma on July 11, 2012 at the age of 87.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. Although he's been updated--he's sporting jeans and a work shirt on the dust jacket--Encyclopedia Brown is still Idaville's number-one brain and crime stopper. (Idaville's been updated, too. It's got a deli and a synagogue.) What hasn't changed are the short, entertaining mysteries, and their ability to keep kids guessing. This time out, Encyclopedia uses wordplay to figure out a safe's combination, one of the presidents to catch a forger, and a wallet full of money to prove that a thief was blind. As usual, a good and fun workout for the brain. Pencil illustrations pepper the text. --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown only needs to ask one question to solve a problem. His dad, who is chief of police, can always depend on him. The 10 crimes here range from bullies taking totem poles to safe cracking to kidnapping and more. Encyclopedia's solutions are listed in the back of the book. This newest addition to the lengthy series is a good choice for critical thinkers or for getting children to start problem-solving.-Marsha Whitney, South Meadow School, Peterboro, NH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.