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The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection Paperback – October 12, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Paperback: 1376 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Slp edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316097926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316097925
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 5.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for The Mysterious Benedict Society:
-A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
-Winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award
-A Top 10 Children's Book Sense Pick
-An ALA Notable Book
-A Today show Al's Book Club for Kids Pick
- A Booklist "Top Ten Youth Science Fiction and Fantasy" Title
- A VOYA 2007 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers
- Received critical praise, including four starred reviews

Praise for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey:
* A rip-roaring adventure with plenty of clever twists and hair's-breadth escapes... [and] a warm and satisfying tale about friendship." - School Library Journal (starred review)

- "With first-rate brainteasers, interludes of physical danger, and the children's own complex dynamics... [readers] will find this sequel a worthy successor." - Horn Book

- "This classic struggle of good versus evil also includes the many layers in between." - VOYA

- "Entertainingly quirky..." - Kirkus

Praise for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma:
- "Fresh and frightfully funny." - School Library Journal

- "The good-versus-evil plot balances the warmth of family connections with the excitement of deathly peril." - The Horn Book

About the Author

Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series as well as Flood Summer, a novel for adults. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons.

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TRENTON LEE STEWART, author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling The Mysterious Benedict Society series and the adult novel Flood Summer, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife and two sons.

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I highly recommend this to anyone with children in the 10+ age group.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By mama eagle on October 20, 2010
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I could not put these books down. I liked the characters, plots, sub-plots and everything in general. I have known kids who could pull off most of these stunts...so it kept me reading to see what they were going to do next. The fact that I had to wait on the second and then the last book to be published, was hard. That is why I am glad they are now in a set. I have given the sets as gifts to people I expect will want to read them back-to-back.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By R. Song on November 7, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Mysterious Benedict Society books are awesome. Super-genius kids find ways to outwit evil adults and help good ones. Adventurous, fun childhood fantasy that allows the reader to try to figure out the puzzles with the protagonist. THis three volume set on kindle is an unbelieveably good deal.

But, get the sample first. My son and I enjoyed the illustrations in the paperback books that we have. The Kindle version does not have the illustrations. Even, the Kindle version pricing is still a bargain. Hope to see more cool kids' collections on Kindle soon!

If your child likes this type of story, he/she might also enjoy the Tom Swift series - free on Gutenberg or the entire collection is formatted for the Kindle at a very low price through Amazon here: Tom Swift Collection (With easy click Table of Contents)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Jenema on January 6, 2011
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This is an awesome set of books! My aunt got the first two for Christmas `08 and the third and final in the series the next Christmas. They are amazing books that have great story plots and are appropiately detailed. I have the hardcover versions of all three books. I was a bit skeptical at first (the first book is 450ish pages long!), but it is a great thing to buy. I have re-read all three books quite a few times. If you ask me, these books have tons of reread value. These are great books. Buy them!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By CSB on December 7, 2011
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I bought this set for my 10 year old. I am very particular about what my kids read and watch, so I did a little research, discovered this set and saw that they received very good, wholesome reviews. At first glance, the books appear a little daunting because of the number of pages. But after beginning the first book, I never paid attention to the length again. These books are absolutely wonderful. They are full of mystery, intrigue and heart. They teach a wonderful lesson about friends and life without being preachy. They are so well written that I literally could not put them down and I'm a far cry from being a teenager. Not once did I have to worry about anything inappropriate. I highly recommend them! For boys and girls, just great books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By captaincoffee on June 4, 2011
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My son is 10 years old and an above average reader. I spend a lot of time researching book choices for him and bought the Mysterious Benedict Society set for him based on other reviews and recommendations. He absolutely loved it and devoured one book after another. I highly recommend this to anyone with children in the 10+ age group.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 5, 2011
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A great seires, It's about 4 gifted kids who are orphans,and very smart. I would say more,but I don't want to give it away. At the end of each book, all the puzzle pieces come together. Pieces are revealed at the end of each book, pieces you didn't even know you should be looking for. Perfect for 4-5 graders, but don't let the size intimidate you (it's a thick book),just focus on the part you're in. All of the books are equally good. You need to read all three in order.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Patel on May 27, 2012
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Our 9 year old loved these...could not put them down. We will, more than likely, get all others as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nikorb on April 29, 2012
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I read this series and comepletely loved it. I enjoyed the puzzles the characters were made to solve as well as the characters themselves. What really makes me happy about this series is that it has a good vs. evil plot with convincing villians,
but there is never any profanities, graphic violence, or innapropriate scenes. Unlike lots of other series, ie: Maximum Ride, The Hunger Games, it has nothing that would cause anyone to turn up their nose. So, if you have not already, please read this series.
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