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Ten brief cases in which the reader pits his wits against those of Encyclopedia Brown, an ingenious twelve-year-old detective....

Title : Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man
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ISBN : 9780812421767
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man Reviews

  • Madeline
    2019-04-14 13:02

    The Encyclopedia Brown series never disappoints me. It is clever and Encyclopedia is so likable and funny.As always, Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man has 10 short stories with cases to solve. Out of these, I think I solved 7 or 8 of them. A couple were really easy if you had been paying attention, but some were pretty tough!I think my favorite story was The Case of the Murder Man. It was different than the rest since it was about a play written by Encyclopedia instead of a case he had to solve.The Case of Bugs Meany, Detective was a fun one, too. I always love it when Bugs and the Tigers are at odds with Encyclopedia. And in this story they even start their own detective agency!Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man is just as good and fun as the previous three books. Each of them makes you want to read them to other people, just to see which cases they solve.

  • Alex Ristea
    2019-04-07 14:24

    My last Encyclopedia Brown, and that's OK with me since the appeal is wearing off. The cases aren't quite as fun anymore, and they're becoming more and more of a stretch. It's almost turning into a machine where it's so easy to pump out new cases, which works great for the author and I'm sure many kids (younger me included).Shelving this to the "happy childhood memories I don't wait to ruin, so I'll leave them alone."(PS I only solved like three of the cases in this one. I swear I'm not bitter since this one absolutely kicked my ass. Promise.)

  • Julesmarie
    2019-03-31 19:02

    I thought this was better than #3, but not quite as good as #1 or #2. There was significantly less racism/bigotry in this one (yes, I know, they were written in the 1960's, things were different) and there were more puzzle-type mysteries rather than mysteries that required knowledge of obscure facts.My favorite in this one was the mystery that Encyclopedia came up with to help his friend write the play. The change of approach was fun and refreshing.

  • Eman710
    2019-04-17 14:14

    this is a very good book because it's interesting to me how this kid about 10 years old solves all these cases with the smallest mistakes. his dad is a policeman and the kid Leroy also called encyclopedia solves half of his cases. as i have been reading these books I've actually began to figure out some cases every once in a while.

  • Tom
    2019-04-21 18:21

    This was one of the later mysteries where the series took a dark turn and Encyclopedia has to figure out who killed Sally Kimball's baby. [Spoiler alert: In a shocking twist at the end, it turns out that Sally had an abortion.]

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-04-18 20:14

    There was a bit of longing when I read this book. Encyclopedia's father was so patient and caring with him. He helped Encyclopedia learn without hitting him or calling him stupid. I wish I had a father like Encycopedia's.

  • Mattea
    2019-04-16 16:11

    it was awesome it was going to be the book i read for school but it made me read the hole set

  • Jerry
    2019-04-03 16:24

    Fun little mini-mysteries.

  • Timothy Boyd
    2019-04-25 20:26

    These are fantastic books. I loved them as a kid. You can solve the mysteries along with Encyclopedia Brown, all the clues are in the story. They make you think. Very recommended for young readers

  • Maria Carmo
    2019-04-09 19:22

    These books are still good to make the "little grey cells" function, but they become a trifle repetitive... Still a good challenge...Maria Carmo,Lisbon 3 January 2018.

  • Xander Kennedy
    2019-04-10 14:24

    Cute (occasionally clever) mysteries for me to share with my kids.

  • Timothy McNeil
    2019-04-04 18:23

    Sobol doesn't make any glaring errors in this edition (at least none that I spotted), but he has more than one problem with the final mystery.(view spoiler)[The book was published in 1967. Mexico stopped printing Mex$1 notes in 1962. It is entirely unlikely that a bank would be holding one million Mex$1 notes, let alone five years after they ceased to be printed. Given that a Mex$1 note weighs approximately as much as a $1 bill, that would mean that two men stole over 2000 lbs of currency. On a pallet, that is not a huge deal. It is somewhat harder for two men to flee with out of a bank. Plausible, sure, but not entirely believable for the age range. If we accept that the robbers were sophisticated enough to pallet the money out of the bank, why is it too much to accept that they would employ bill counters (around since the 1920s) to figure out how much money they had? Moreover, why couldn't a criminal lie about counting the money again? And let's examine the quibble over Mex$1000. Given the exchange rate Sobol gives, that is a disagreement over $80 (in 1967 dollars). Real exchange rates from 1967 put it at $6.58. Let's assume Sobol is right. Is an $80 slight against a $40,000 expectation (this means pocketing $39,920) a real deal-breaker? Is this not within the realm of 'cost of doing business'? But the real problem is that Sobol gives not one single line for how the money was accounted. To expect children to estimate counting time is a bit of a reach. It feels every bit like a cheat on the author's part. (hide spoiler)]

  • Dolly
    2019-04-04 14:15

    This is another fun edition of short mysteries in the Encyclopedia Brown series of books by Donald J. Sobol. It's a nostalgic read for me and entertaining for our girls.We are very slowly making our way through this series. We waited more almost two years after reading books 1 and 2 in this series and almost two more years after reading book 3. But now that our girls are older, they are huge fans. We read all of the stories over the course of a couple of evenings and our girls were fascinated by the puzzles. They aren't necessarily able to figure them out before reading the answers, but they are able to understand the solutions and they like the short mysteries. I loved these stories as a child and I'm so glad that I'm able to share them with our girls now. We enjoyed reading this book together and we will certainly read more of the books in this series soon!

  • Sheri S.
    2019-04-19 12:59

    Idaville, Florida must really be an interesting town with all the crime that goes on there! Once again, Encyclopedia Brown is faced with all kinds of interesting cases to figure out. Somehow, the local police department, run by Encyclopedia's father, can't solve the crimes without the help of a ten year old boy. Encyclopedia also helps on cases presented to him by members of the community. In this book, he must pay attention to such details as whether someone has blueberry stains on his teeth after eating a pie as well as other minute details involving the weather (i.e. a criminal wearing gloves on a hot night). He even lends his expertise on a case which took place in Mexico involving a friend's famous uncle. My oldest daughter continues to love these books...I'll probably be listening to all the books until we exhaust the collection. :)

  • David
    2019-04-16 20:13

    This is another one of those books I remember reading from the '70s. I think I went through all of the books in the library.I just noticed something in the front of the book which I haven't seen before.HEY, KIDS!Do you have a wacky story to tell about an animal, a fact, a crime, a sport? The funnier and wackier the better! But it must be true.You can write about it, or enclose a clipping from your local newspaper, or send a note from your parents or teacher verifying the story. If it is included in an Encyclopedia Brown book, your name will appear in the book. Send your wacky true story (along with your name and address) to: Encyclopedia Brown, c/o Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York 10103

  • Tonileg
    2019-04-17 20:12

    Another fun series of 'cases' that the young sleuth attacks. Let me tell you that the mystery with the coffee smoker was shocking to me as a mother with children because it is just taken as normal that the youngsters in this story will smoke tobacco or coffee?! Wow that really dated the story. I haven't been as shocked since reading the From Russia With Love and Mr. Bond drinks strong liquors before driving out anywhere... yup, drinking and then driving and it is totally normal in the story.We have changed as a society this past twenty years!This is still a classically good read for starting chapter readers and we read it out loud which was even more fun.3 stars

  • Elisabeth
    2019-03-30 14:26

    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!

  • Jeanne
    2019-03-27 20:21

    For being written at a second grade reading level, I think this book was really well written. IT is a very early-reader, Chapter Book. And, sure Encyclopedia Brown books seems a litle "formulaic" but I believe young readers need a little bit of that familiarity when they are starting out. I also like these books because they are a little more interactive, and you aren't just sitting there passively reading. You are thinking about the mystery, and allowed enough think time, to try to think of the solution yourself before the solution being presented (You have to turn to a certain page in the back to find out).

  • The Styling Librarian
    2019-04-20 20:08

    Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man by Donald J. Sobol - Mystery, 3rd grade and up – Just finished this 4th book in the series. Still love them. Still enjoy solving the mysteries with my kiddo. I was a bit thrown when I heard that there are talks about turning Encyclopedia Brown into a movie. I never watched the HBO adaptation of the series, not so sure I’m excited about a movie… but I bet my kiddo will be!

  • Raja99
    2019-04-18 17:57

    I've read this book before; I'm not sure how many times. I hadn't planned on rereading it all now, but it was hard to stop.I was surprised by how many times I remembered the critical clue before I reread it. The only story where I didn't remember the critical clue at all was the ninth, "The Case of the Murder Man"; for that one, I actually reread it, trying to figure it out. I'm not sure whether I did figure it out, or whether reading it twice reminded me.(Finished 2008-07-31 17:22 EDT.)

  • Rhonda
    2019-04-23 14:11

    I loved this series when I was a kid and it was so much fun revisiting it. Each book has a series of mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown solves. They are only a few pages long, and the solution is not told, but is available at the end of the book. I was worried these stories would be really dated, but they seem to have stood the test of time (at least, this particular one does). I think a good age range for these books would be upper elementary school.

  • Emily
    2019-04-22 14:58

    Although I had heard of Encyclopedia Brown growing up, I had never read one of the books. After reading this book, I was disappointed to have not read it sooner. It was such a fun read and kept me wanting to know more. I liked how to stopped once the story was over so the reader could see if they could figure out the villain. This is great to introduce when students are learning about details. They must watch out for small details to figure out the case.

  • Mskychick
    2019-03-28 18:14

    Reread Warcry by Elizabeth VaughanThis is a placeholder, or rather a place counter, since stupid GoodReads does not allow one to count re-read books towards one's total book read count for the year. Even though I've read the book before, I READ THE DAMN BOOK THIS YEAR, AND IT COUNTS TOWARD MY F#%KING COUNTS!Stupid Goodreads *grumble, grumble*

  • CalvinKwon
    2019-04-17 11:58

    I like the book so much that I dont' know what to say. The series is about a boy detective and at the end of every book, there is an answer to the mystery. There are many mysteries in one book. Encyclopedia Brown's real name is Leroy and he's 11 years old and his dad Chief Brown is the best police officer in Idaville where he lives.

  • Silver De
    2019-04-24 17:16

    What did you think of this book? Why did you give it a rating of 2?The book was very boring except for the three stories i've listed the case of the broken vase, murder man, the case of blue berry pie.

  • Alex
    2019-04-14 17:06

    The third book in the "re-reads with my Dad". This one provided a lot of entertainment, as once again the "solutions" really didn't solve anything. I'm really having a lot of fun reading these and laughing over them. 3 stars for nostalgia's sake.

  • Carman
    2019-04-13 18:57

    Encyclopeida loves to help right wrongs. He helps adults as well as the neigborhood kids solve mysteries. These short cases are short enough to keep a second grader's interest, but include enough clues that children can process the information and find the bad guy just like Encyclopedia.

  • Hayley Ridley
    2019-04-02 12:20

    These books are amazing! I have only read a few of them, but I already love them. they are increasingly funny. The author is brilliant!

  • Melissa
    2019-04-10 19:58

    A lot of fun. Especially to listen to during a drive.

  • Acton
    2019-03-29 14:01

    This was another great Encyclopedia Brown book. I really liked it.