Pablo Pizzaro, Idaville’s greatest boy artist, enters a New Nose Now contest, and sculpts a new nose for a statue of Abraham Lincoln, since the original nose on the statue had been smashed by a baseball. Pablo is certain he will win the contest and brags all over the neighborhood about his winning nose, but just a few days before the New Nose Now contest, Pablo’s nose is stolen, so he enlists the help of Encyclopedia Brown, famous boy detective, to catch the thief. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)
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