Donald J. Sobol, creator and author of the Encyclopedia Brown book series, passed away at the age of 79 today. I grew up reading those books and they taught me two things:
- Girls can be just as smart and clever as a "boy genius" - Hiya, Sally.
- How to read upside down - I still use this working with patrons.
RIP, Mr. Sobol. I left my Encyclopedia Brown mysteries behind, but I still keep and treasure the Encyclopedia Brown books of "Weird and Wonderful Facts."
Obituary: Los Angeles Times
Obituary: Wall Street Journal