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The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society

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For fans of Lemony Snicket and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, this first book in the bestselling, award-winning Mysterious Benedict Society Series is not to be missed

Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities? Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children--two boys and two girls--succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.

Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 03/01/2007
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.33lbs
Size: 8.54h x 5.96w x 1.48d
ISBN: 9780316057776
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.6
Point Value: 18
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 113801 / Mysterious Benedict Society

Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Sower Award - Honor Book
Award: Maine Student Book Award - Fourth Place
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award - Nominee
Award: E.B. White Read Aloud Award - Winner
Award: Texas Lone Star Reading List - Commended
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Nene Award - Recommended
Award: Massachusetts Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Land of Enchantment Book Award - Nominee
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 12/18/2006 pg. 63
Booklist 01/01/2007 pg. 93
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2007 pg. 547 - Recommended - Better Than Most
School Library Journal 03/01/2007 pg. 219
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2007 pg. 203
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2007 pg. 388 - Book Of Special Distinction
Booklist 05/15/2007 pg. 56
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 357 - Superior,Well Above Average
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2007 pg. 39
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2008 pg. 15

About the Author
Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons.

Carson Ellis received her BFA from the University of Montana and has established a loyal following for her artistic collaborations with the band the Decemberists. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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