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The Mysterious Benedict Society

by Trenton Lee Stewart

Other authors: Carson Ellis (Illustrator)

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Series: The Mysterious Benedict Society (1)

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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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A kids novel. Main character is 11 years old. Very clean. Recommended reading for ages 11-17. Still entertaining, even if I'm too old for it. Easy reading. Clever, in its own way. If I were younger I would probably continue to the sequel. As it is, I think I'll leave it at the first one and move on to other things. I am glad I read it, but I doubt I will read it again. ( )
  Michael_J | Jun 2, 2022 |
A very fun book. It does get long, but the funny characters make that up. Constance is the best character ever and give sarcastic little comments, which are the best. There's a TV show, and it does do the book justic. so I reccomend both book and show! ( )
  MollyGroff | May 24, 2022 |
This book is a part of the mystery and fantasy genre, and it is about four young kids who go on a mission to save the world. The theme of the book is this book is teamwork and friendship, and it draws the reader in because we want to find out what is going to happen at the end of the story. I would say that this book is great for high intermediate readers or middle school students. ( )
  Emalee.Landers | Mar 15, 2022 |
The Mysterious Benedict Society is a great story for younger students reading at a higher level. Topics could be appropriate for as young as 2nd or 3rd grade. Our four main characters go on a daring and crazy puzzle of an adventure. Anyone who enjoys passing difficult or tricky tests, young or old, would likely enjoy reading this story. ( )
  LectricLibrary | Feb 16, 2022 |
This book is a mystery and a fantasy, best suited for intermediate readers or middle school readers. A man recruits four orphans who are gifted in unique ways to help him on a secret mission that will save the people of the world. Focusing on the gifts and talents of these four orphans, this book has a way of making students feel not alone and shows the importance of teamwork and friendship. ( )
  AlexBledsoe20 | Jan 10, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Trenton Lee Stewartprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ellis, CarsonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roy, DelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In a city called Stonetown, near a port called Stonetown Harbor, a boy named Reynie Muldoon was preparing to take an important test.
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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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Four clever children
One  sleepy benefactor
Bring down the curtain

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2 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0316057770, 0316003956


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