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Encyclopedia > Donald Sobol

Donald J. Sobol (born October 4, 1924) is an award-winning writer living in Miami, Florida. He is best known for his children's books, especially the Encyclopedia Brown series. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Basic characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... Cover of Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective Leroy Encyclopedia Brown is a fictional boy detective, the main character in a long series of childrens books written by Donald J. Sobol since 1963. ...

Born in New York City, Sobol is the son of Ira J. and Ida (Gelula) Sobol. Donald attended the NYC Ethical Culture Fieldston School and graduated from the Fieldston School in New York City in 1942. Sobol served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. Following the war, he attended Oberlin College, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He also attended the New School of Social Research. Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a private school in New York City and a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 military men and women. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Oberlin College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

He started his professional career as a copy boy for the New York Sun, eventually working his way up to reporter. In 1949, he took a job at the Long Island Daily News, and worked there for two years. After a brief stint as a buyer at Macy's in New York, he moved to Florida and started writing full time. The modern New York Sun is a daily newspaper published at New York City which debuted April 16, 2002. ... Daily News is the name of two major newspapers in the United States: Los Angeles Daily News New York Daily News This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Macys is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ...

He started writing the syndicated series Two-Minute Mysteries in 1959. It proved very popular and ran for more than ten years. In 1963, he started writing his most popular series of books, featuring Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown. Sobol's Encyclopedia Brown titles have never been out of print and have been translated into twelve languages. In 1975, the Mystery Writers of America honored Sobol and his Encyclopedia Brown series with a Special Edgar Award. The Mystery Writers of America are an organization for mystery writers. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ...

Sobol has written more than 65 books. In addition to the books he has written for children, Sobol has also written a number of nonfiction books on topics ranging from history to investing. He has also written and contributed to magazines under a variety of pen names. His manuscripts are stored at the University of Minnesota, in the Kerlan Collection. A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ...



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