By Donald J. Sobol
As Idaville’s ten-year-old celebrity detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivialities. along with his unconventional wisdom, he solves mysteries for the local young children via his personal detective organization. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the manager of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him remedy probably the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in each one booklet, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to unravel them, yet readers are given the entire clues in addition and will chime in with their very own options. Interactive and fun—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
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I goal to right that. ” “Are you going to write down your Congressman? ” “I’m going to write down each Congressman and Senator in Washington, D. C. ,” acknowledged Sumner. “When you've got a reason like mine, you can’t imagine small. ” “Sumner,” stated Encyclopedia with admiration. “Jefferson may were happy with you. ” “All i would like is extra two-dollar accounts printed,” acknowledged Sumner. “What solid is one buck? you could hardly ever purchase something with it this day. ” “You’re making sense,” acknowledged Encyclopedia. “I should increase my fee—” “Not but! ” exclaimed Sumner. He laid twenty-five cents beside the boy detective. “I are looking to rent you. i have to get the names and addresses of all these males in Washington. ” Encyclopedia lower back Sumner’s twenty-five cents. “No charge,” he acknowledged. “I was once going to the library this day besides. we will lookup the names there. ” As they biked to the library, Sumner mentioned his grand thought. The two-dollar invoice will be as universal because the one-dollar invoice. Thomas Jefferson may quickly leisure in each funds sign up, handbag, and pair of pants in Idaville! on the library, Encyclopedia went to the reference table. He requested for the ebook contributors of Congress. “Joe Munson has it,” stated Mrs. Silvers, the top librarian. “You can have it whilst he’s via. however it must never be taken from the construction. ” Joe Munson was once sitting at a desk by means of himself, surrounded via books. participants of Congress used to be open in entrance of him, and he was once copying from it. “It’s overall conflict! ” declared Sumner less than his breath. “Joe is partial to Ulysses S. supply. He desires Grant’s photo moved from the fifty-dollar invoice to the one-dollar invoice. ” “He’s received a more durable struggle than you,” acknowledged Encyclopedia in terms of encouragement. “The soiled rat! ” acknowledged Sumner. “I instructed him i used to be going to you for support. He most likely raced instantly the following. He’ll hold that e-book all afternoon. His letters gets to Washington sooner than mine! ” “You can’t do something yet wait,” stated Encyclopedia. “Oh, no? I’ll repair him,” vowed Sumner. “I’ll provide him the Sumner stare. ” Sumner sat down on the desk and stared. Joe seemed up. He observed Sumner gazing him. He shifted uncomfortably. Encyclopedia knew Joe couldn’t take the recognized Sumner eyeballing very lengthy. He could quickly surrender and depart. Then Sumner may have participants of Congress. meanwhile, there has been not anything for Encyclopedia to do. So he went to the cabinets marked “New Arrivals—One Week Books. ” He had selected 3 while Sumner moved quickly to him. “Joe concealed my two-dollar invoice! ” Sumner blurted. “Sssh! ” acknowledged numerous grown-ups angrily. “Sssh! ” Encyclopedia driven Sumner outdoors the place they can speak. Excitedly, Sumner informed what had occurred. Joe had requested him for a two-dollar invoice. Joe stated he desired to replica the serial quantity as a way to end up to Congress that there have been extra two-dollar money owed in use than fifty-dollar money owed. “I’m too trusting,” stated Sumner. “I gave him the invoice. I must have given him a cracked lip! ” After giving Joe the invoice, Sumner had obtained as much as get a drink. The water fountain wasn’t operating, and so he had walked around the road to the gasoline station.