Sobol also had a syndicated column that was published internationally between 1959 and 1968. Among the first was 1981's Encyclopedia Brown's Second Record Book of Weird and Wonderful Facts. Sobol later contested the agreement, and the case was settled out of court, with Mr. Booklist, September 1, 1999, p. True Sea Adventures nonfiction , T.
He was soon promoted and became a writer for the paper. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Jumping Frogs, Delacorte, 2003. Encyclopedia Brown and the Eleven: Case of the Exploding Plumbing and Other Mysteries, Dutton, 1976. Encyclopedia Brown's Third Record Book of Weird and Wonderful Facts nonfiction , HarperCollins Juvenile Books, 1985. Encyclopedia Brown's Book of Wacky Animals nonfiction , Morrow, 1985. A dog that's been kidnapped. When I was younger I devoured every Encyclopedia Brown book I could get my hands on.
Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand aka The Case of the Exploding Plumbing , T. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, T. The books also included characters named for Mr. In 1975, the honored Sobol and his Encyclopedia Brown series with a Special. He started writing the syndicated series Two-Minute Mysteries in 1959, starring criminologist Dr. Sobol wanted each book to stand alone, so that children could start with any one in the series and read the books in any order. This character was featured in several other books including 1971's More Two—Minute Mysteries and 1975's Still More Two—Minute Mysteries.
This was also a historical children's novel set at the end of the. Entertainment Weekly, October 24, 2003, p. . He lived a comfortable middle-class life. Sobol continued to work late in his life on the Encyclopedia Brown series and other works. It took several years before Sobol made fiction writing the focus of his career. Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace, Dutton, 1981.
His father owned a few gas stations that eventually were sold. Quantity of books is favored over quality and students When I was younger I devoured every Encyclopedia Brown book I could get my hands on. Sobol was discharged in 1946. Editor An American Revolutionary Award Reader nonfiction , Watts, 1964. Awards: Young Reader's Choice Award, Pacific Northwest Library Association, for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace, 1972; Award, Mystery Writers of America, for his contribution to mystery writing in the , 1975; Garden State Children's Book Award, for Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand, 1977; Aiken County Children's Book Award, for Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case, 1977; Buckeye honor citation grades 4—8 category , for Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor, 1982. In 1959, he began writing a syndicated fiction column called Two-Minute Mysteries. He also wrote and contributed to magazines under a variety of pen names.
Sobol left behind three children: John, Eric and Diane as well as four grandchildren. He published his first Encyclopedia Brown book that year, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective. His awards include a special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his contribution to mystery writing in the United States, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers' Choice Award for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace. He worked as a copy boy and then a reporter at The New York Sun and The Long Island Daily Press. The series was also adapted by others for film strips and comic strips.
In 1979, Sobol wrote Disasters, about 13 disasters, ranging from the to mine cave—ins and blackouts. In 1949, Sobol left the Sun and went to the Daily News where he also worked as a writer through 1951. Other mystery books that Sobol wrote included 1967's Secret Agents Four, which was a funny teenage spy fiasco book, and 1981's Angie's First Case, which featured a young female detective. The boy was the son of the Idaville, Florida, police chief, Chief Brown, whom he helped solve big mysteries while solving smaller ones found in every day life for local people. A fourth child, Glen, died aged 23 in a car accident in 1983.
Yes, it is nice to have a message, too. Sobol's first job was at a newspaper, the New York Sun, as a copy boy. Sobol wrote the children's novel Secret Agents Four, in which a group of Miami teenagers attempt to thwart foreign saboteurs. Compared with the Two-Minute Mysteries series, which features crimes as serious as , the Encyclopedia Brown books are more juvenile-oriented, often dealing with matters such as pranks or. Some critics called Sobol's plots in the series formulaic, but he created Brown and his friends to be engaging for young readers, especially those who did not like reading. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 80 books. He corrected it in later editions.
In 1984, he wrote Encyclopedia Brown's Book of Wacky Spies, full of odd facts about spies in Germany, , and France. The couple had four children, Diane, Glenn, Eric, and John. Sobol, the creator of Encyclopedia Brown, the clever boy detective who made bookworms of many a reluctant young reader, died on Wednesday in South Miami. It is that all men are brothers, and that a religion or a race cannot be blamed for the misbehavior of one of its members. Encyclopedia Brown's Book of Wacky Outdoors nonfiction , Morrow, 1987. Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case, T. The author wrote at least 65 books on a variety of topics from history and biography to long fiction and fun facts, but many were mysteries.
Brown was helped by his friend Sally Kimball, and was often at the mercy of enemy Bugs Meany. Disasters nonfiction , Archway, 1979. He still wrote 40 hours a week while in his late 70s. Still More Two—Minute Mysteries, Dutton, 1975. In 1962, he edited The First Book of the Barbarian Invaders, A. The young sneaker-clad super sleuth saves the day again in a collection of ten short mysteries that invite readers to puzzle out the solutions before consulting the answers in the back of the book.