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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!

“I loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


Hardcover, 9 pages
Published on August 1, 1964 by Dutton Juvenile
ISBN-10: 0525672001
ISBN-13: 9780525672005
7 Book Reviews
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  • oreppert
    oreppertMonday, December 2, 2019 at 12:07 pm44 stars
    It's about a boy detective.
    • lilylunapotter
      lilylunapotterFriday, May 31, 2019 at 12:01 pm55 stars
      Encyclopedia’s city there is no crime people believe it is because of the police officers but it is about a 10 year old, encyclopedia brown. This book is a great book in a great series.
      • cameonTuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:03 am
        awesome
        • billyTuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:02 am
          This book is awesome
          • bobthekitty
            bobthekittyThursday, April 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm
            I love the Encyclopedia Brown books I read the whole series!
            • cre8ive
              cre8iveThursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:19 am55 stars
              I loved this book because they let you help solve the mystery and that they give you clues that are quite tricky but not boring.
              • pikachu1439
                pikachu1439Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm55 stars
                it is awsome