The Mysterious Benedict Society (Paperback)

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Great read aloud.

on 9/9/2009

Our family really liked this book. It help the attention of both my 7 and 9 year old equally. I originally saw it on a top children's book list, and we read it together. We then bought it for a friend's birthday -it's that good we wanted to share. The action is fast paced and lets you think your way through. We are reading the sequal now, and it's just as inviting. Read More

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As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly realize they will have to use their collective wit to get their important task complete. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. *Author: Stewart, Trenton Lee/ Ellis, Carson *Series Title: Mysterious Benedict Society *Publication Date: 2008/04/01 *Number of Pages: 485 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 7.50

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Publisher Little Brown & Co
Mfg Part# 9780316003957
SKU 206443532
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0316003956
Release Date 4/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Praise
"The plot-driven novel follows many adventures among the four, whose unique talents all come into play; readers will likely warm to each of them...Though the book is lengthy, readers will likely enjoy getting lost in this fully imagined realm."
"Low in physical violence, while being rich in moral and ethical issues, as well as in appealingly complex characters and comedy sly and gross, this Lemony Snicket-style outing sprouts hooks for hearts and minds both--and, appropriately, sample pen-and-ink illustrations that look like Brett Helquist channeling Edward Gorey."
"Smart kids who like Blue Balliet's books are the natural audience for this; but, read aloud, the novel will attract many others as well."
"Stewart's unusual characters, threatening villains, and dramatic plot twists will grab and hold readers' attention."
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First Line In a city called Stonetown, near a port called Stonetown Harbor, a boy named Reynie Muldoon was preparing to take an important test.
Annotation The orphaned but prodigious Reynie Muldoon responds to a newspaper article seeking "gifted children looking for Special Opportunities." After navigating through a series of elaborate tests (which the reader must also solve), Reynie, along with Sticky Washington, Kate Weatherhill, and Constance Contraire, is inducted into the Mysterious Benedict Society. The four quirky children receive special training by the mysterious Mr. Benedict himself, which they must use to infiltrate the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.), a school run by the nefarious Mr. Curtain. With traces of E.L. Konigsburg, Blue Balliett, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket, THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY offers a fresh new stage for precocious youngsters to do battle against the forces of evil. With Carson Ellis's bewitching B&W drawings, this is both a 2007 School Library Journal Best Book and a Booklist Editor's Choice.
Editors Note As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly realize they will have to use their collective wit to get their important task complete. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0512
Publisher Little, Brown Young Readers
Series Part 01

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