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Encyclopedia Brown Box Set (4 Books) Paperback – October 18, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Series: Encyclopedia Brown
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Slp edition (October 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142409855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142409855
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donald J. Sobol lives in Florida.

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My 7 year old grandson loves reading.
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This Encyclopedia Brown collection is a great boxed set!
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Really good books to get kids interested in reading.
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101 of 105 people found the following review helpful By M. Pollard on August 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
I remember enjoying these books as a boy and love sharing them with my son. Besides being enjoyable stories with admirable characters they are great for teaching reading. Solving the puzzles requires reading with attention to the details, logic and imagination. Sometimes young readers would rather skip difficult to read details but with these books they know they need to get each word.
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By F. Musser on November 9, 2008
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I have decided to be the book grandma, and this is the perfect starter for my 7 1/2 year old grandson. I am striving to get him as excited about reading as I did his mother 30 years ago.
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63 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne on August 17, 2008
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This is a wonderful book for boys who like adventure. My son is dyslexic and doesn't like to read but is required to read 3 over the summer. It's hard to get him interested in any book, but he liked these, and they are a fairly easy read but still sophisticated enough to keep a 10 year old interested.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By DJ Come of Age on July 9, 2009
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Mrs. Parker, my fourth grade teacher, read to us every day. I'll never forget the few times she would read mysteries from the Encyclopedia Brown series. As children, we would sit back and imagine the story unfold in our minds. Everyone would do their best to solve the crimes and mysteries but none of us were a match for Encyclopedia Brown. These books will challenge young readers. They are ideal for the 9-12 age group to read, but do well when read to younger groups of children.

When my son's school took a break for the summer season, his teacher recommended that we read and have him read a few times each week. I am now reading from the box set and I must say, he thoroughly enjoys the stories. They are a wonderful inspiration for young people and provide a great bonding activity for the parents.

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A reader on February 28, 2011
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My daughter (almost 8) loves these. They are fun to read and solve and also good for developing logical thinking skills. It really impresses her when I solve a case that she can't! They are old-fashioned, which I mean in a positive sense here, but it seems lots of kids - or their parents - aren't interested in reading "old" stuff. I say, bring on the bullies and the civil war swords. I want my kid to know there was life before playstation.

(That said, I'd love to see a similar modern series. Any recommendations?)

Each book has 10 mysteries, which makes them great for stopping and starting. Or would, if my kid could stop reading them! I am rationing them out, one book each Saturday. Just gave her book three, and she read one of them to me at bedtime last night because even after reading the solution, she didn't understand it. (In the case where Bugs Meany was kidnapped, pay attention to the hinges!)

I'd love it if the others in the series came in boxed sets. We have to pay per item for overseas shipping, and I'd obviously rather pay once than 4 times.

A great intro to detective work!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Bridget on June 21, 2008
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I read these when I was a kid and got them for my 9 year old niece. She loved them.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on October 5, 2009
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I enjoyed reading these books as a boy and my son's like them as well. They are a bit dated, but the kids don't seem to notice it. "Put a quarter down on the gas can." Kids today are a bit brighter and more worldly than we were back in the day. My 9 year old son had legal questions with jumping to conclusions, probable cause and illegally obtaining evidence done by Enclyopedia Brown, but for an easy read, starter, chapter, kids mystery these are good.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By New York Bargain Hunter on June 6, 2012
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My son loves this stuff and eats it up. The price is very decent and the books are very good. It's simpler than the Encyclopedia Browns of the past, it's written for younger kids rather than the old Encyclopedia Brown books written in the past. These are great intermediate entry level chapter books, not so long that it bores the new young reader but long enough to increase reading skills with a passion.
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