By Donald J. Sobol
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville’s ten-year-old celebrity detective. With an uncanny knack for trivialities, he solves mysteries for the local youngsters. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the manager of the police division, and each evening Encyclopedia is helping him resolve his such a lot baffling crimes. subscribe to Encyclopedia Brown as he solves ten of his most up-to-date and such a lot confounding mysteries, together with a case of a lacking butterfly brooch, a few stolen accomplice stamps, a forgetful jewel thief, and extra. With the clues given in each one case, readers may have an opportunity to unravel the secret themselves! Interactive and chock-full of attention-grabbing bits of information—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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Encyclopedia saved the money he earned from his detective company in a shoe field. He concealed the shoe field at the back of an previous tire within the storage. each Friday, he and Sally took the week’s profits to the financial institution. fortunately, at the present time used to be Thursday. there has been sufficient cash within the shoe field for the 2 detectives and Charlie to wait the debate with no need to prevent on the financial institution. They walked downtown with Moonboy, who chattered approximately area. “This is extra renowned than a loose journey to the circus,” Sally acknowledged, eyeing the lengthy line in entrance of the city corridor. The detectives and their pals shuffled ahead as one after the other young ones from far and wide Idaville passed their cash to a guy donning a NASA T-shirt. once the guy had amassed everyone’s cash, he walked to front of the auditorium and climbed to the degree. Moonboy fired questions like rocket boosters from his front-row seat. He used to be too excited to even look forward to the solutions. “Did you're employed at the Mars project? “Are moon rocks heavy? “Have you ever been to the gap station? “Is 0 gravity fairly cool? ” ultimately, the astronaut jumped in. “I’ll take questions after my talk,” he acknowledged. “But now i would like to inform you all a couple of new house project. It’s best mystery, so I’m simply sharing it with you. and you have got to vow to maintain it that method. ” He swept his eyes over the entire youngsters within the viewers. “Top secret,” he acknowledged gravely. Moonboy’s eyes obtained extensive. “Top secret,” he whispered. Encyclopedia watched the children round him nod sure as they waited for the astronaut to percentage his mystery. photographs of guys in house have been projected onto the reveal in the back of him because the astronaut spoke. “I’ve long gone on many missions for NASA,” he acknowledged. “I’ve traveled via area. I’ve performed experiments at the foreign area Station. I’ve even walked in area. “Now I’m ready,” he introduced solemnly, “to shuttle to a different galaxy. to discover planets that no human has ever noticeable, even via a telescope. ” A diagram of a spaceship in contrast to whatever the children had ever noticeable was once proven at the monitor. It used to be around and flat, like a flying saucer, and it had a small pool subsequent to the pilot’s seat. “And i'll take only one spouse as I trip via house. ” The astronaut took a dramatic pause and reached at the back of a curtain. A duck donning a bit area helmet waddled onto the level. there have been gasps from the viewers. Encyclopedia heard a muffled quack from at the back of the helmet. “An astronaut duck! ” Moonboy stated, leaping to his toes. different children within the viewers laughed and clapped. nobody had ever heard of a duck in area. “I may perhaps cross right into a lot of information about aerodynamics and house and the way a long time of my lifestyles could be dedicated to this nice mission,” the astronaut acknowledged, “but i do know you all actually need to understand approximately this glorious duck. ” Encyclopedia raised his eyebrows. “I’ve acquired to listen to this,” he stated. Moonboy bit his lips to maintain from asking the astronaut one million questions. a sequence of images persisted to flash at the back of the astronaut as he referred to the duck. “This astronaut duck has been to the moon.