Donald J. Sobol was the author of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia Brown series and many other books. His awards include a special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his contribution to mystery writing in the United States, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers' Choice Award for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace.
Gr 3-5-Encyclopedia Brown solves ten brief mysteries in this audio version of Donald Sobol's book (Dutton, 2007). Narrator Greg Steinbruner aptly tells the story of Encyclopedia's investigations of missing jewels, stolen stamps, fake historical artifacts, and more than one run-in with neighborhood bully and arch rival Bugs Meany. From helping his father, police chief of small town Idaville, solve petty crime to pursuing justice among the neighborhood kids with friend Sally Kimball, Encyclopedia always cracks the case. Each puzzle ends with a pause, giving listeners the opportunity to figure out the mystery on their own before the solution is revealed. A welcome addition to audiobook collections for school and public libraries.-April Mazza, Wayland Public Library, MA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.