The Mysterious Benedict Society (Paperback)
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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?
Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society.
About the Author
Trenton Lee Stewart, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and author of the The Mysterious Benedict Society, lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons.
Diana Sudyka received a Masters of Fine Art from Northwestern University. She lives and works in Chicago as an artist. This is the first book she has illustrated.
Carson Ellis has illustrated such books as "The Composer is Dead" by Lemony Snicket and" The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths, Retold" by Cynthia Rylant. She s also done many promotional illustrations for the band the Decemberists. She lives in Portland, Oregon. www.carsonellis.com