|aEncyclopedia Brown, boy detective |cby Donald J. Sobol ; illustrated by Leonard Shortall.
|aEncyclopedia Brown|nNo 1|pBoy detective
|aNew York, NY |bPuffin Books|c2007, c1963.
|a88 p. |bill. |c20 cm.
|aEncyclopedia Brown books |vno. 1
|aFloyd Dickman Children's Literature Collection.
|aThe case of Natty Nat -- The case of the scattered cards -- The case of the Civil War sword -- The case of Merko's grandson -- The case of the bank robber -- The case of the happy nephew -- The case of the diamond necklace -- The case of the knife in the watermelon -- The case of the missing roller skates -- The case of the champion egg spinner.
|a5th-grader "Encyclopedia" Leroy Brown solves ten mysteries and, by putting the solutions at the back of the book, challenges the reader to do the same.
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 is given all the clues as well. Interactive and chock full of interesting bits of information--it's classic Encyclopedia Brown