Did you hear that Donald J. Sobol, author of the 'Encyclopedia Brown' books, died last week?
Donald J. Sobol, author of the 'Encyclopedia Brown' children's mystery books, died last week of lymphoma.
I fondly remember reading the many tales of Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown who would take on any case, no matter how small, and always figure out the one important clue that would help him solve the mystery (except of course when Sally Kimball figured out the solution first)... And the best part was that you as the reader were given the opportunity to sleuth as well and see if you come up with the clue that unravelled the mystery!
And who could ever forget bad boy Bugs Meany and his zinger send-offs: "Make like a bumblebee and buzz off..." "Make like a drum and beat it..." "Make like a tree and leave..."!
So long, Donald J. Sobol, and thanks for all the great reads!