The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart
HB ISBN: 978-1905294572
PB ISBN: 978-1906427023
Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance are four unusual children who meet in the most exceptional circumstances. They have three things in common: they are all remarkably talented, all honest and all alone.
Their mission is a secret. 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. There they must work as a team to save, not only themselves, but the world outside the walls.
Fresh and funny, with unusual characters, well-paced action and didn't-see-it-coming plot twists make this a truly original read from a talented new author. Watch out for the sequel: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
"This Lemony Snicket-style outing sprouts hooks for hearts and minds." KIRKUS REVIEW
"Begins with a bang ... resembles the otherwordly experience of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY