Happy Birthday, Donald J. Sobol!
In celebration of Donald J. Sobol’s birthday (October 4, 1924), we’re making a special offer! The Arrow for his novel, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, is:
HALF OFF until Friday at midnight EST! ($4.95)
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Born on October 4, 1924, in the Bronx, New York City, Sobol served in World War II before attending college and earning his bachelor’s degree. Among other things, Sobol worked as a reporter before beginning his career as a mystery writer.
Sobol is most known for authoring the Encyclopedia Brown series. The story follows the adventures of young sleuth Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown and his friend Sally as they solve mysteries and foil schemes around their neighborhood. The first book in the series, Boy Detective, was published in 1963.
Donald J. Sobol passed away in July of 2012 at the age of 87. The final book in the series, Case of the Soccer Scheme, was published in 2012 posthumously.
Celebrate Sobol’s birthday and life and take advantage of this special offer!
If you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 8-11 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.