Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case (Encyclopedia Brown Series #10)

Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case (Encyclopedia Brown Series #10)


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As Idaville’s ten-year-old star detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, 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 some of the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but readers are given all the clues as well and can chime in with their own solutions. Interactive and fun—it’s classic Encyclopedia Brown!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142410851
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Series: Encyclopedia Brown Series , #10
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 156,772
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Donald J. Sobol was the author of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia Brown series and many other books. His awards include a special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his contribution to mystery writing in the United States, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers’ Choice Award for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace.

Table of Contents

A karate master with fast fingers.A house that talks.A cheater at the Dog-Paddle Derby.A vanishing collection of false teeth.and a pet skunk who's been the victim of foul play!

These are some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computer like brain. Try to crack the cases along with him -- the answers to all the mysteries are found in the back!

Customer Reviews

Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Motherof3AP More than 1 year ago
My son loves this series, and was extremely excited to get books for his collection. He was never one to read before, but since starting this series, he looks forward to reading. The books are easy reads, but makes you think. My son challenges himself to see if he can figure out how Encyclopedia Brown solves the case at the end of each chapter. He read this book in one afternnon, he was so enthrawlled with it!
Venqat65 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read all of the Encyclopedia Brown books as a child and I bought them for my own children to read while they were growing up.These books along with the Great Brain books are both series which have children as protagonists in the story. They are both series where the child star of the book is a genius; knowledge is valued and adults are in awe of them.I think that books of this kind are still needed today, in a world where children read books like Goosebumps and Animorphs. I think that the world today has lost the ability to give children a real desire, of their own, to learn....a desire to be the smartest kid there is.Although brains are valued, you do not see a lot of competition or jealousy either. It isn't about outdoing your neighbor or getting better grades than someone--a precursor to outdoing the Joneses... instead these books simply keep you riveted about what the child is going to discover or think up or do...and it leaves you wishing that you were like them!I thought it was interesting upon re-reading this book that the author actually has to explain what an encyclopedia is to the reader.It is hard to think back to a day before encyclopedias and yet we have moved even past that age to one where the encyclopedia is obsolete (the internet has taken it's place).
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HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
When our older son Mark was younger, we checked many of these books out of the library for him. A child can read each case, try to figure out what conclusion Encyclopedia Brown reached and why, and then turn to the back of the book to find the solution. This can help with developing critical thinking skills. Since then, we have obtained a few of them (such as this one, and Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand, #11), mostly older editions at used curriculum sales. Our experience has been that the newer ones do not seem to have the same quaintness and charm as the earlier ones. I suppose that when an author has published 21 or more books of the same nature, he may begin to run a little out of steam. The newer ones seem to me to be more "modern" or "hip," perhaps to make them more appealing to today's youngsters today and to compete with television, cable, video games, and computers. At the same time, we have found nothing objectionable in them, and they are very interesting and enjoyable reading. Other titles in the series include Boy Detective (#1), The Case of the Secret Pitch (#2, which we have in paperback), Finds the Clues (#3), Gets His Man (#4), Solves them All (#5), Keeps the Peace (#6), Saves the Day (#7), Tracks Them Down (#8), Shows the Way (#9), The Case of the Dead Eagles (#12), The Case of the Midnight Visitor (#13), The Case of the Mysterious Handprints (#16), The Case of the Treasure Hunt (#17), The Case of the Disgusting Sneaker (#18), The Case of the Two Spies (#19), The Case of the Jumping Frogs, Carries On, Sets the Pace, and Takes the Cake, and perhaps others.
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Claudia Marvin More than 1 year ago
i love encyclopedia brown so much!