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RIP-Donald Sobol

Donald Sobol, author of beloved ‘Encyclopedia Brown’ children’s mystery series, dies at 87


The man who taught me what ambergris was. I know I read ALL the books and that's the only detail I vividly remember.

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damigella_314
Jul. 16th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, Encyclopedia Brown never made it to Italy.
My favorite mystery series as a child was The Three Investigators, closely followed by two Italian ones (one played in London, though). I always identified with a male character, even though one of the Pimlico boys was actually a girl.
onlyonechoice
Jul. 16th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
That's where I learned what ambergris was too! *grins*

My elementary school librarian used to read these to me and my classmates aloud. I posted the link on my FB and one of my old classmates said, "You just know Bugs Meany is behind this."

karaokegal
Jul. 16th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
Awwww! I used to read them in at my desk, probably when I was supposed to be paying attention to something else.
daasgrrl
Jul. 16th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
:(

I appreciate the news - I ADORED those books. I read every single one I could get my hands on.
karaokegal
Jul. 16th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
I read them avidly. Certainly an important step on the way to my becoming a reader and writer of mysteries.
sharp2799
Jul. 17th, 2012 05:53 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this--I think I read most, if not all of them too!
karaokegal
Jul. 18th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
High five!
rose_cat
Jul. 17th, 2012 09:26 am (UTC)
Whoa, a blast from the past. I loved those books!
karaokegal
Jul. 18th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
Hugs!
joanne_c
Jul. 17th, 2012 11:02 am (UTC)
One series I never read but I know they were beloved by many. RIP Mr Sobol.
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