Encyclopedia Brown returns!
I’ve said before that there are the three recurring themes in the Encyclopedia Brown series. True to form, they made their appearance here in The Case of the Dead Eagles.
1) Encyclopedia’s father, Chief Brown brings home all of his most difficult cases home for Encyclopedia to solve because he’s so much smarter than all adults.
2) Sally Kimball is described not only as the prettiest girl in fifth grade, but also as the best fighter. She punches out boys whenever she feels they deserve it.
3) Children call each other names and get into shouting matches.
Encyclopedia enters into a second amendment debate and argues for stricter gun control.
‘Gosh’ is used twice.
Conclusion. While perhaps not the most constructive way for children to be investing their time, Encyclopedia Brown: The Case of the Dead Eagles is not evil and will sharpen younger readers’ skills of analysis and observation of details.
Note: This is a review of Encyclopedia Brown: The Case of the Dead Eagles, not the entire Encyclopedia Brown Series.
Review © 2014 Laura Verret