Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace by Donald J. Sobol – Retro Review by Bryson




How did you find this book?

I saw it on the shelf at the library and my mom recommended it.

What did you like most about this book?

I like how this kid Encyclopedia Brown solves mysteries as a detective and how at the end of every story the narrator tells you how he solved them.

What kind of mysteries does Encyclopedia Brown solve?

Sometimes he solves mysteries with the police, like the first one where the silver dishes were stolen. The last one is a police mystery, too, where Encyclopedia Brown goes out to fish with his father and his father brings a gun in his lunch box because he thinks the people who have stolen jewels might be out there where they are fishing. There’s also another one where they think a ring is stolen – and Encyclopedia Brown is able to figure what happened!

He also solves kid mysteries. There was a kid named Red who was taking money from kids and Encyclopedia Brown finds a way to prove to everyone that he was.

Who do you think would like this book?

I would probably recommend this book to my friends Hunter and Hayden — and to anyone else who likes mysteries. I really like all kinds of mysteries – like Scooby Doo and Geronimo Stilton. I like to pay attention to the clues and try to guess how the detectives will solve the mysteries.

Did you know that this book was written in 1969?

Wow! That is a really old book! It didn’t seem that old…

Did you know that this book was actually the sixth in the series?

No. But now I know what I want to read next!

Bryson is a first grader at Lenkerville Elementary School in Millersburg, PA. He is proud to be Nerdy and wants to be a librarian when he grows up – just like Mr. Schu. He usually goes by Jr. Librarian when his mom refers to him online.

Cindy Minnich is delighted to have been blessed with such an avid reader for a child and was happy to help him type up this review. She was a fan of mysteries and Encyclopedia Brown when she was a kid (and still is!). She’s tickled that this book holds up so well.