|Long before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was a brilliant young boy named Nicholas Benedict with his own problems, his own unusual friends, and his own mystery to solve.|
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Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a 9-year-old orphaned boy named Nicholas Benedict, afflicted with an unfortunate nose and narcolepsy, who was sent to a new orphanage where he encountered vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances and a mystery that changed his life forever. Simultaneous.
Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society there was simply a Boy Named Nicholas Benedict.