In Memory: Donald J. Sobol

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Encyclopedia Brown Author Donald J. Sobol Has Died by Jason Boog from Media Bistro’s Galley Cat. Peek: “…Edgar Award-winning mystery series. …Sobol also wrote the Two Minute Mystery series from 1959 until 1968. He launched Encyclopedia Brown in 1963, and the books are still available today from Penguin.”

Donald J. Sobol Dies at 87, Twitter Remembers ‘Encyclopedia Brown’ Author from the International Business Times.  Peek: “Leroy ‘Encyclopedia’ Brown, the books’ title character, was a boy whose
adventures involved solving mysteries and would sometimes assist his
detective father at crime scenes.”

Donald J. Sobol Dies, Author Wrote Popular Encyclopedia Brown Series by T. Rees Shapiro from The Washington Post. Peek: “Mr. Sobol was a newspaper reporter in New York before embarking on a literary career in the late 1950s. He wrote more than 60 children’s books on topics as varied as Medieval knights, the American Revolutionary War and the Wright Brothers.”

Donald J. Sobol, Creator of Encyclopedia Brown, Dies at 87 by Denise Grady from The New York Times. Peek: “…translated into 12 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide…. He continued to write every day until a month or so before his death, his son said. The 28th book in the series, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme, is to be published in October.” Note: the first Encyclopedia Brown book was published in 1963 “after being rejected by two dozen publishers.”

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Dutton, 2012

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