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RIP Donald J. Sobol - "Encyclopedia Brown" author

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by rmanfredi, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member


    Bugs Meany claims he didn't have anything to do with it, since he was on a safari in Africa watching tigers.

    In all seriousness, the "Encyclopedia Brown" books got me through a lot of days during my school years when I was too sick to play outside and had to find something else to do during recess time. Sobol even came to my school once to read stories and answer questions. Of course, I happened to be sick that week and missed school, although he did sign a copy of a book for me.

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Man, I read the hell out of Encyclopedia Brown in grade school. RIP.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I LOVED Encyclopedia Brown.
  4. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    I was a huge Encyclopedia Brown fan and probably those books made me a lifelong fan of mysteries. Sally Kimball ruled.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Does Bugs Meaney have an alibi?
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Jesus, Mizzou, read the first post!! :D
  7. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Loved these books as a kid, and I wrote a spoof story about E.B. in a college creative writing class that was well-received too. RIP.
  8. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Lived a block from the town library and Encyclopedia and the Boxcar Children were my all-time favorites as a kid. Always enjoyed this too:

  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Me too, never figured one of those cases out. RIP
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, I am full of fail today... :D
  11. LOVED these books. Read the hell out of them in 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    One of the things I loved about those books was that it really taught me to read carefully, trying to figure the thing out. One of the reasons I'm still hooked on mysteries, EB and the Hardy Boys.
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