Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints (Encyclopedia Brown, #16)

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints (Encyclopedia Brown, #16) A Stolen WatermelonDueling KitesA Blond Wig Left At The Scene Of The CrimeAnd A Smashed Wristwatch Whose Time Has Run Out These Are Just Some Of The Ten Brain Twisting Mysteries That Encyclopedia Brown Must Solve By Using His Famous Computerlike Brain Try To Crack The Cases Along With Him The Answers To All The Mysteries Are Found In The Back

Donald J Sobol was an award winning writer best known for his children s books, especially the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series Mr Sobol passed away in July of 2012.

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints (Encyclopedia Brown, #16)
  • Donald J. Sobol
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 9780553157390

10 thoughts on “Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints (Encyclopedia Brown, #16)

  1. says:

    My read and review one book a week resolution is getting desparate, as you can see Unwilling to read the 148 pages I have remaining in Life of Pi by tonight, I nabbed this book from my little brother s shelf.I loved Encyclopedia Brown when I was the age for him, and I love him now as well He s living proof that no knowledge is useless, and his viciously snarky and unabashed attitude mixes with his expansive brain to create the perfect kind of mini sleuth And the one liners are great, and the mysteries are so unfathomable that they become amusing as well.But I m making sweeping generalizations To be a truly faithful reviewer, I need to critique this book 10 times once for every mini story Here goes 1 The book opens up as they all do by explaining that Encyclopedia Brown, the son of the police chief, is the sole reason for the zero crime rate of the tiny town of Idaville, Anystate Which is a lie, because a damn crime gets committed every chapter The crime rate is massive for a small town, when you consider that all these books are written in one grade of Encyclopedia s education, and the sheer volume of books means hundreds of thefts, vandalisms, and instances of sabotage in just a single year Huge 2 Never mind all that hard crime stuff, let s get to Bugs Awful and his vicious gang of Tigers Bugs is assuredly my favorite character in the series, though he has competition, because of how he can hear the viciously pretentious Encyclopedia and yet stand by like he s babysitting the kid Any actual fifth grade bully would have knocked Einstein s jaw clean off its holster ages ago But Bugs has honor than that He s a good kid, though he makes not a single redeeming decision in the course of the novel.3 Well, the real reason he doesn t go after Eniac Blue is he s afraid of his girlfriend, Sally Sally beat up Bugs in the pilot episode of the series and the poor kid s been afraid of the two ever since Which means Sally must have done something really traumatizing to him, because if I know anything about my own gender it s that a kid like Bugs would never admit defeat from a girl He might get knocked to the floor a thousand times He ll go on fighting And get smashed to pulp again And again And again And again and again and again, until she s taken down every one of his functioning synapses.Anyway This mystery is important because it s the first one I don t have to go to the back for to figure out Also, Bugs is trying to be the good guy this time, and it s interesting to see how he handles the role of precocious brat though I sense a homage to Encyclopedia in his performance.4 So this suave fifth grader is courting a girl with a powerful left arm, but she knocks him out as soon as she sees him The mystery is why she decked him on sight without giving him a chance to put on the moves.The powerful left arm clause must be significant, but I have no idea how Encarta Black knows all left handed girls are lesbians, maybe That s my guess.Well, no, view spoiler that s wrong hide spoiler

  2. says:

    When I was in third grade I discovered Cam Jansen and Encyclopedia Brown I read all of these mysteries, and once I got used to the styles was solving most of them with the title characters These books started my love affair with mysteries and my love of interactive books In a few years I would discover the Choose Your Own Adventures and the Lone Wolf books, which in turn would lead to my love of RPGs My wife found one of the old 1986 Bantam Skylark books of Encyclopedia Brown at one of the local Little Libraries and brought it home for my own little emerging reader I couldn t help but spend a few minutes to relive my childhood I scored an 85% this time, which isn t too shabby While these stories are not deep or powerful, or high literature by any stretch, they are competently told and teach close reading skills that are lacking in most other early reading material I highly recommend them for emerging readers Plus, and this is something that 7 year old me wouldn t have noticed, the girl characters are all strong and independent characters Sally Kimball, Encyclopedia s junior partner, is the muscle of the group and a capable human being in her own right.

  3. says:

    No matter how many of these I read, I still can t manage to solve even half of the cases I d feel dumb, but I m pretty sure no one on earth could solve all of them, since EB sure uses a lot of circumstantial evidence and far out theories to explain his solutions I would love to see one of the villains just laugh in his face and say he s proved nothing during EB s holier than thou speech on why he, and he alone, solved the case That being said, man this is fun re reading these and snarking on them with my dad.

  4. says:

    I am ashamed to admit that I did not uncover the answer to any of the stories Interesting answers, but I cannot rate highly because of my own incompetence in this specific book.

  5. says:

    Well, this took no time at all, but I got it as part of a choose your own bagful at a library sale, so I don t mind I ve always liked Encyclopedia Brown than Nancy Drew or any of the other young detectives I used to read I think I stumbled across Sobol s Two Minute Mysteries at just the right age to devour them, be suitably impressed, and never quite get over my impression of him as a genius This anthology of short mini mysteries captures that brief, detail centric style while offering a surprisingly evocative image of rural America I m impressed he wrote it in the 80s when the lifestyle feels much earlier A 19 year old smoking a cigar, pig and boat races, a fishing contest I do love the town Sobol created for his 10 year old sleuth I also appreciate that the girls who show up are the physically strongest and most intimidating characters, with Sally fulfilling a better than Dr Watson intellectual role And, in contrast, young Tyrone becomes the hopeless romantic, a nice play on gender stereotypes The pig story was my favorite, but all I enjoyed reading all of them, even if the solutions always contain some common sense knowledge I ve never actually paid attention to.

  6. says:

    I remembered loving the Encyclopedia Brown series when I was a young teen, so when my mother in law found my husband s old copy, I wanted to read them with my 12 year old son He was interested, but they weren t as mysterious as I remember Even 25 years later, though, I didn t figure out every one of them, probably less than half But my son figured out several.

  7. says:

    I like all of the Encyclopedia Brown books They challenge your thinking, i love to read those types of books There are ten mystery stories in this book You read them and when you finish the answers are in the back These books have the same people through the entire series, which makes it interesting to recognize who the bad guys are.

  8. says:

    Leroy Encyclopedia Brown puts on his detecting hat as he solves ten mysteries in and around the town of Idaville Pig races, fishing contests, stolen fruit, and bookends are just a few of the cases he solves using the clues given.

  9. says:

    I recall these being a lot of fun as a kid I am considering using them in the classroom but I am not sure I make a good sleuth I find the mysterious hard to figure out as they rely on making a lot of assumptions.

  10. says:

    GoodReal good book I would recommend it for young and older boys and tomboys and anyone who enjoys adventure stories

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