Donald Sobol, Creator of 'Encyclopedia Brown,' Dies
Local St. Louis County Library branches have many of the books showcasing Sobol's kid detective.
Donald J. Sobol, the writer who created the children’s book character Encyclopedia Brown, has died. The New York Times reported the writer lost a battle to gastric lymphoma at the age of 87.
Sobol’s books are widely available at the St. Louis County Library—including those branches that serve Maryland Heights.
The New York Times article on Sobol’s death indicates the 28th book in the series will be published in October.
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