By Donald J. Sobol
For 50 years, Encyclopedia Brown has been the easiest boy detective at the block and a favourite personality for generations of middle-grade readers. Following the vintage formulation, this installment provides ten mysteries, whole with solutions on the finish of the ebook that let the reader to unravel the situations, too. sign up for Encyclopedia as he's taking at the circumstances of an African killfish, a library booklet vandal, and a nail-biting football game.
“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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How approximately going to the general public library? ” Encyclopedia advised. “I can personal loan you a raincoat and hat. ” “Suits me,” Sally stated. the 2 detectives made it to the library a bit of drier than wetter. Ms. Moore, the top librarian, came over her table. “How great to work out you both,” she acknowledged. “It’s reliable to be here,” Encyclopedia stated. “Have you any new books? ” “Not because you have been right here last,” answered Ms. Moore. “In truth, we have now one much less ebook. Harry Elton’s novel quick Wheels had a gap burned into the center pages. It’s ruined. ” “When was once the opening found? ” Encyclopedia requested. “Three nights ago,” Ms. Moore acknowledged. “Ben Considine, who cleans after hours, came upon it within the restroom. The booklet used to be through the sink. He stated the ebook smelled a little of tobacco. whilst he opened it, he observed the opening. ” “Do you think Ben? ” requested Sally. Ms. Moore shook her head. “Ben has been with us for years. the opening was once truly made via a cigarette being snuffed out. Ben doesn’t smoke. ” “Have you any proposal who did it? ” Encyclopedia inquired. “I’d need to guess,” Ms. Moore spoke back. “It rained that day, worse than this present day. not anyone got here into the library other than 4 teenage boys. They use the library from time to time. They looked at books on racing vehicles and drivers. They stayed approximately thirty mins. i believe it used to be certainly one of them. ” Ms. Moore confirmed the detectives the blistered publication. “What type of individual may do one of these factor? ” she stated bitterly. Encyclopedia tested the opening. “Does it let you know something? ” Sally requested expectantly. “Not so far,” the boy detective stated. “Do you may have the men’ names, Ms. Moore? ” “I can get their names off their library cards,” Ms. Moore stated. She used the pc and confirmed the printout to the detectives. On it have been 4 names: Chris Wilder, Oscar Lane, Gary Silver, and Frank Cloud. The detectives had obvious them on the town. They weren't troublemakers. “Did something strange occur within the library because the gap was once made? ” Encyclopedia requested. “I can’t say,” Ms. Moore answered. “While the lads have been right here, my assistants, Ms. Catlin and Ms. Hawkins, have been within the workplace. They have been checking in books again within the booklet drop. None people watched the men. Wait, there's something else. ” She drew a folded sheet of paper from her table drawer. “I got this within the mail this present day. ” The most sensible traces at the sheet have been: He burned the outlet within the e-book. to determine who, take a look. Written under in block letters have been 3 phrases, crimson MONTH ORANGE. “I can’t see that the 3 phrases have something to do with the blistered gap. They don’t make sense,” acknowledged Ms. Moore. “I imagine it’s an try and throw us off the song. ” “Perhaps it’s a code,” Sally stated. “Possibly,” Encyclopedia stated. “Month,” Ms. Moore mused. “Months have vacation trips. Is there a vacation with crimson and orange shades? however, the code can have to do with nutrition. Grape jelly is crimson, and oranges are orange. The phrases can be a couple of vacation or nutrition. ” “Are there any vacations approximately nutrition, Encyclopedia? ” Sally requested. “I merely be aware of of 2, Picnic Day in Australia and Peanut Sunday in Luxembourg,” Encyclopedia stated.