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Donald J. Sobol
Donald J. Sobol (October 4, 1924 – July 11, 2012) was an award-winning American writer best known for his children's books, especially the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series.Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. show more



Donald J. Sobol (October 4, 1924 – July 11, 2012) was an award-winning American writer best known for his children's books, especially the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series.Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Birth date: October 04, 1924
Died: July 11, 2012
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McKenna's Book Blog
McKenna's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
This series of books is great for students who are into mysteries and suspense, because each books includes a mystery that is intended to be solved by the reader. The Lexile level is 620L. I would use this in a in a 3rd grade classroom and let each student choose which mystery of Encyclopedia Brown'...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
Cripes. Oh brother. Geeze Louise. Boy Detective, I call foul. The last time I'd followed Encyclopedia's adventures I was able to keep up about half the time. My score was less impressive on this occasion, but that's because by book 13 Sobol clearly had a hard time coming up with fair solutions. That...
Mystereity
Mystereity rated it 4 years ago
Can't say enough good things about this series. Written for kids but still a great read for adults on a nostalgia kick.
Mystereity
Mystereity rated it 4 years ago
I was going to add all the Encyclopedia Brown books to this one review, but BL's book search sucks (entered an ASIN from a BL book page and yet BL's search couldn't find it! Magic!) Anyway, in a fit of nostalgia, I'm re-reading my way through this series. I've always loved Encyclopedia Brown, an...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 4 years ago
I only guessed 4 out of 10. I am humbled But then, Encyclopedia Brown usually proved too clever for me. Even as a child I would more often than not thumb to the back of the book to read the solution. More often than not its staring everybody in Idaville in the face and Encyclopedia is the only perso...
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