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Donald J. Sobol (1924–2012)

Autor(a) de Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

139+ Works 35,364 Membros 147 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

Donald J. Sobol was born in the Bronx, New York on October 4, 1924. During World War II, he served in the Army as a sergeant in a combat engineer battalion in the Pacific. He received a B.A. degree from Oberlin College. He worked as a copy boy and then a reporter at The New York Sun and The Long mostrar mais Island Daily Press. In 1959, he began writing a syndicated fiction column called Two-Minute Mysteries. He is the creator of the Encyclopedia Brown series. His first book, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, was published in 1963. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 80 books. In 1976, he won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Encyclopedia Brown series. He died from gastric lymphoma on July 11, 2012 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Donald J. Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (1963) 4,088 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues (1966) 1,877 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All (1968) 1,660 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man (1967) 1,610 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace (1982) 1,599 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Carries On (1980) 1,349 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Cake! (1983) 1,191 exemplares
Two-Minute Mysteries (1967) 1,117 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace (1969) 1,052 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case (2007) 1,023 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day (1970) 1,017 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Shows the Way (1972) 1,006 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand (1974) — Autor — 952 exemplares
The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk (1961) 850 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case (1973) 776 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown, Super Sleuth (2009) 677 exemplares
More Two-Minute Mysteries (1971) 469 exemplares
Still More Two-Minute Mysteries (1975) 383 exemplares
Two-Minute Mysteries Collection (2004) 331 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set (1980) 164 exemplares
Angie's First Case (1981) 97 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown Collection (2004) 56 exemplares
The Amazing Power of Ashur Fine (1986) 52 exemplares
Encyclopedia Brown's Wacky Crimes (1982) 51 exemplares
Two Flags Flying (1960) 42 exemplares
The First Book of Medieval Man (1959) 37 exemplares
Great Sea Stories (1975) 30 exemplares
The Best of Encyclopedia Brown (1984) 23 exemplares
Greta the Strong (1970) 15 exemplares
Lock, Stock, and Barrel (1965) 11 exemplares
The Amazons of Greek Mythology (1972) 10 exemplares
Lost Dispatch (1958) 10 exemplares
My Name is Amelia (1994) 9 exemplares
Best Animal Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1979) — Editor — 8 exemplares
Milton, the Model A (1971) 6 exemplares
A Civil War Sampler (1961) 4 exemplares
Disaster (1979) 3 exemplares
The Double Quest 3 exemplares
The Wide Window 1 exemplar
Encyclopedia Brown 3 in 1 (1982) 1 exemplar
Wie is de dader? 1 exemplar
AYUDA A LA JUSTICIA (1978) 1 exemplar
Jovem Detective 1 exemplar
Mantèm a Paz 1 exemplar
Mostra o Caminho 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters (1997) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, September 1976 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Ten very short stories about Encyclopedia Brown, the boy detective with encyclopedic knowledge. He is the son of the police chief of his town, and helps his father solve cases. He also offers his services as a private detective, 25 cents per day plus expenses. Each story is just a few pages, Encyclopedia hears about the case or does a quick investigation and then he says the solution. Then the reader is invited to guess how he knows, and can read the answer at the end of the book.

The cases necessarily are very simple, normally a contradiction in the suspect's words, and perfectly appropriate for 8-year-old readers. They are too simple for adults, although they offer a certain innocent, nostalgic charm.… (mais)
jcm790 | 34 outras críticas | May 26, 2024 |
A super fun book series, this book follows Encyclopedia Brown a young self made detective with an amazing brain that he uses to solve mysteries around his town in each book. I love this series and I think that this is a perfect book for th ages of 7-9.
Cbonham21 | 34 outras críticas | Mar 1, 2024 |
Encyclopedia Brown has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, 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 some of the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but readers are given all the clues as well and can chime in with their own solutions.… (mais)
PlumfieldCH | 2 outras críticas | Dec 16, 2023 |
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville's ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the police department, and every night Encyclopedia helps him get to the bottom of his most baffling crimes. Join Encyclopedia Brown as he solves ten of his newest and most confounding mysteries, including a case of a missing butterfly brooch, some stolen Confederate stamps, a forgetful jewel thief, and more. With the clues given in each case, readers will have a chance to solve the mystery themselves!… (mais)
PlumfieldCH | 4 outras críticas | Dec 7, 2023 |



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