Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander

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Leroy Brown, otherwise known as Encyclopedia, is a great detective and helps his father solve crimes.  One night at dinner, they discuss the details of the case of the stolen salamander, which includes the suspects, Doctor Donnell, Mrs. King, and Sam Maine. Encyclopedia solves the crime of the stolen salamander when one suspect makes a mistake on one important detail that salamanders are amphibians, not reptiles. (Pearson Reading Street, 2010)

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