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The Mysterious Benedict Society ( Mysterious Benedict Society) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Trenton Lee Stewart

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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.
"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?

Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 485
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Friendship, Action + Adventure / General, Family / General
Series Title: Mysterious Benedict Society
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2008
TCIN: 11325283
UPC: 9780316003957
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0354
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