My condolences to your family, I loved to read Encyclopedia Brown books as a child and had recently order the first one of the series for my son. My thoughts are with you.
I'm so sorry for your loss! Reading the Encyclopedia Brown books with my father are some of my favorite childhood memories. I always thought he was brilliant for figuring them out every time!! May God Bless you & strengthen you during this time of sorrow.
My deepest sympathy to the Sobol family. I have sweet childhood memories of playing in your yard on Mindello and knowing we had to be somewhat quiet because Mr. Sobol was inside writing.
I'd like to share an experience that I had about 3 years ago. In the midst of some dramatic life changes I found myself visiting a toy store in the small town of Whitefish, Montana. The toy store had just one rack of books and there was a single Encyclopedia Brown book. I flipped through it and there was The Case of the Murder Man where Carole and Marla Kenin were going to tap dance. It was a wonderful moment for me.
I hope your wonderful memories help during this tough time.
I have so many found memories of growing up with your family...swimming in the pool, etc. I'll always remember the challenge Don proposed to me to come up with a twist for Encyclopedia Brown. What a great way to ignite a childs imagination!
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. The world was a better place because of Don.
I didn't like to read either, but thanks to Don I can read a whole lot better. I really did enjoy all of these "Encyclopedia Brown" books and they were very interesting to read. I deeply send my prayers and condolences to you and your family.
To Mr. Sobol's family:
May God give you peace, comfort and strength during
this most difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.
I was best friends with Glen Sobol in high school, where I came to know and love the Sobol family. His dad, Don, was so important in Glen's life. Now that Donald has passed on, my thoughts and prayers are now with them. With deep condolences on the behalf of me and countless others, we pray for you and that you may find comfort knowing he will always be with you.
When I first met my husband in January of 1970, he and Don were already friends.
Antique cars were of interest to both of them. Don would drive around in his 1930 Model A Ford, and my husband would help to maintain it. That car now lives in our garage. Though we haven't seen Don in many years, he will be missed. Memories of Don, Rosie and the children will remain in our hearts.
Our deepest sympathy to all Dons family.
Jerry and Barbara Webb
Spring Hill, Florida
On the staff of the Univ of Miami Library, I was fortunate enough to know Don personally. He was a charming & friendly man and a frequent visitor to our library, where we assigned him his own study/research carrel in the bookstacks. He was also generous with his personal time, serving on the Board of Directors of our Friends of the Library organization.
My personal condolences to all the Sobols.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Donald Sobol. When I was a child, my earliest favorite books were Encyclopedia Brown books. As an adult, I have always remembered the series fondly and encouraged my own children to read them too. Mr. Sobol's work will always have a special place in my heart. My prayers are with you during this time.
Our sincere condolences to Eric and family. God bless you and comfort you in this time of loss.
Steve & Becky Deaux
My son loved reading Encyclopedia Brown. His childhood was greatly enriched by the stories. Thank you and God speed.
Thank you so much for the great and fun reading. I would devour your books for hours as a kid. I have been encouraging my daughter to read them too. My condolences to the family.
To the family of Donald Sobol may God give you comfort and peace by means of prayer - Philipians 4:6,7. My deepest sympathy
Your wonderful stories entertained so many of my students and ME over the past fifteen years of my teaching career. Thank you, Mr. Sobol, for that. RIP
My sincere condolences to Mr. Sobol's family. I have the original cover first Encyclopedia Brown book, that I got in the Scholastic Book Club in 1963. I have recently started collecting all of them. Thank you to Mr. Sobol for a wonderful character and wonderful memories.
My deepest condolences to the Sobel family. I loved reading Encyclopedia Brown novels as a young girl. Mr. Sobol was one of my favorite author's growing up. His wonderful talents will truly be missed. May the God of peace be with you all during this difficult time.
Ditto whatever anyone else has written here. I read the books right along with my children, all were very entertaining. Thankyou , Donald . A fan from NYC
I got my first "Encyclopedia Brown" book when I was in the 3rd grade, I read them up until I went to high school, I loved the mysteries and did not put it down, till I read the whole book.
Thank you Mr. Sobol for writing such wonderful who done it stories. I grew up reading them and bought some for my son because I enjoyed them so much. RIP
To the the family of Donald Sobol - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
I couldn't keep these great books on the shelf when I was a school librarian - they never got old! K.Smith
I read alot of his books in the 6th grade.thanks for the fun memories from each book that i had the pleasure of reading.
To the family of Mr. Sobol,
I grew up reading Encyclopedia Brown and acquired a collection when I became a teacher. The once new books are now tattered; a good thing, since it means they are well used. As difficult as this time may be for you, I hope that you will find comfort knowing that your loved one will be remembered and adored by third graders for many years to come.
Thank you Mr Sobol for entertaining me with your great books
RIP. It was Mr. Sobol who introduced me to my life long passion of reading mysteries all of which started with this series.
grew up on his books back in the 60's he will be missed