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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Encyclopedia Brown (Book 18)
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (September 19, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688090125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688090128
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,514,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-5-- Encyclopedia Brown, solving crimes for his police chief father, returns with 10 new solve-it-yourself mysteries. As usual, a solution for each case is in the back of the book. In the title story, the children of Idaville are raising money for charity by staging a Disgusting Sneakers contest. Phoebe, last year's winner, has one of her sneakers stolen; Encyclopedia Brown knows that something is afoot and quickly solves the crime. This new collection, as addicting as its predecessors and accompanied by black-and-white line drawings that track all the fun, will be in demand by fans everywhere. --Nancy Doe Maday, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From the Publisher

A stolen teacup...

An extra set of footprints...

Four very strange words...

A pirate's treasure...

And a race to find a cheater in Idaville's annual disgusting sneaker contest!

These are just some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him--the answers to all the mysteries are found in the back! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 1997
Format: Paperback
Donald Sobel is the best author in the WORLD!! IHave read many other Donald Sobel books but thisis the BEST! I would recomend it to kids who enjoy mysteries and ages 8 to 13.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
They're tough and fun to read. I like black jack's treasure. It's about black jack's treasure and a tree with a mark on it. It's also about this kid named Wilford Wiggins. He tries to fool kids too.
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By Cheryl Anne on April 2, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved these stories when I was a child and reading them again brought back good memories! So much fun to read!
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By sally sparrow on August 2, 2013
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amazing book and really makes kids want to read. i would suggest this for any kid from about 8 to about 14. adults can also read this because the mysterys are challenging and make you think. getting the correct answer isnt the fun part the fun part is trying to figure it out. i also love the way the book is set up so you read it and then try to figure it out and flip to the end to see the real answer. i hope my review was helpful.
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By matador22 on September 11, 2012
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My son really enjoyed the book and the compilation of kid mysteries. It is a great tool for stimulating the idea that reading is important and fun.
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By Fred Kohler on January 5, 2015
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Mysterious and puzzling!! Very entertaining and enjoyable!! A good book to read for a few minutes! Loved every minute:)!! Highly recommended
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