Throwback Thursday: Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective


Throwback Thursday is a new feature at Reading Lark. We'll still be doing some Book Boyfriend Posts and Book BFF Posts on Thursdays as well, but the Larks wanted a little variety on Thursdays. Throwback Thursday will allow us to throwback to some of the reads we've loved -- whether it's a book reviewed last year, a book we hid under the covers to read as a teen, or a picture book from our childhood -- we hope you'll enjoy reliving the memories as much as we do!

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
By: Donald J. Sobol
Published: 196


Encyclopedia Brown books were the first series I can remember reading. And I'm happy to report that they still hold up, years and years later. Both of my kids were introduced to mystery books with these gems. I was always jealous of Encyclopedia Brown's photographic-like memory and ability to solve crimes that, to my young brain, seemed so complex and tricky.

Summary via Goodreads

A Civil War sword...A watermelon stabbing...

Missing roller skates...

Atrapeze artist's inheritance...

And an eyewitness who's legally blind!

Theses 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 answer to all the mysteries are found in the back!