Annotations for Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand


Baker & Taylor
The solutions to ten mysteries solved by Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown are given in a separate section, challenging the reader to match wits with the ten-year-old mastermind of Idaville's war on crime.

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Penguin Putnam
Match Wits With The World's Greatest Boy Sleuth A huge footprint in the soft earth . . . counterfeit money in a bird's nest . . . a threatening letter . . . an exploding toilet . . . a missing silver dollar . . . and a stolen newspaper clipping that could be valuable! These are the only traces left at the scene of ten brain-twisting crimes that Encyclopedia Brown must solve! ?I loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid."?Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


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Penguin Putnam
Solve some more puzzling mysteries with super sleuth Encyclopedia Brown!

Leroy Brown is back in the Encyclopedia Brown series. As Idaville's ten-year-old star detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve some of the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but readers are given all the clues as well and can chime in with their own solutions. Interactive and fun--it's classic Encyclopedia Brown!

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