Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Cake

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 1984 - Cooking - 121 pages
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Encyclopedia Brown is a detective with good taste. This "Cook and Case Book" pairs clever recipes with lip-smacking recipes. Readers can solve the Case of the Secret Recipe and serve up some Idaville Apple Pie, prove that Bugs Meany stole Tim Gomez's pinata and enjoy a Mexican fiesta, and more.

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User Review  - ghelmus - LibraryThing

In addition to multiple cases for Encyclopedia Brown, this book also includes cooking tips and recipes in every other chapter. While sharpening children's readings and logic skills, students can also ... Read full review

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User Review  - Venqat65 - LibraryThing

Interesting....but.... I am a big fan of Encyclopedia Brown from way back. This time, however, the cases all involve recipes. While that is an interesting idea, I'm not sure how many children would ... Read full review


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Donald J. Sobol was born in the Bronx, New York on October 4, 1924. During World War II, he served in the Army as a sergeant in a combat engineer battalion in the Pacific. He received a B.A. degree from Oberlin College. He worked as a copy boy and then a reporter at The New York Sun and The Long Island Daily Press. In 1959, he began writing a syndicated fiction column called Two-Minute Mysteries. He is the creator of the Encyclopedia Brown series. His first book, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, was published in 1963. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 80 books. In 1976, he won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Encyclopedia Brown series. He died from gastric lymphoma on July 11, 2012 at the age of 87.

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