Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Encyclopedia Brown series.

Staff Reviews

Despite competition from shady neighborhood thug Wikipedia Brown, our boy EB is still exactly as awesome as he was when you were in elementary school. Anyone who makes it a decade on this earth without knowing this series should be held back from turning 11 until the situation is remedied.

— Cristin

I read this when I was 7 and I will remember The Case of the Champion Egg Spinner for the rest of my life. Next stop, Agatha Christie.

— Bekah


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!

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142408889
ISBN-10: 0142408883
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2007
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Encyclopedia Brown