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The Mysterious Benedict Society (edition 2007)

by Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)

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Title:The Mysterious Benedict Society
Authors:Trenton Lee Stewart
Other authors:Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2007), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 485 pages
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The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

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Quite enjoyable book, really cute, fast paced and no nonsense. Ended up getting a tattoo from the line "Schools and rules are tools for fools I don't give two mules for rules." really loved that bit. Worth a read, a quick read too. ( )
  Klp.Krista | Apr 13, 2014 |
Entertaining, but not very original. It wasn't the fastest read either. Fun characters though, and warm-hearted messages all around. ( )
  KatieCarella | Apr 12, 2014 |
The Mysterious Benedict Society is a group of gifted kids who are brought together by a mystery man, Mr. Benedict. All the kids are kind of outcast for some reason, but together they make a powerful team. There is a surprise at the end when we learn more about Constance and why she behaves the way she does. The book is quite interesting, although maybe a little too long. ( )
  aleader | Apr 11, 2014 |
A quick summer read, fairly juvenile. ( )
  wluce12 | Mar 19, 2014 |
Four uniquely gifted children team up in this story to fight the evil doings of Mr. Curtain, who runs the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. Under the guidance of Mr. Benedict, they enter the school under cover and are forced to endure many tests of wit, as well as tests of bravery in order to uncover the Mr. Curtain's plan and stop him before it is too late.
  Boockk | Mar 15, 2014 |
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Ellis, CarsonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?"

When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful 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.

As our heroes face physical and mental trials beyond their wildest imaginations, they have no choice but to turn to each other for support. But with their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?

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After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

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