The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict [NOOK Book]

Overview

Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....
Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but also he has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's sent to a new orphanage, where he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, ...
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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

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Overview

Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....
Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but also he has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's sent to a new orphanage, where he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances -- and a mystery that could change his life forever. Luckily, he has one important thing in his favor: He's a genius.

On his quest to solve the mystery, Nicholas finds enemies around every corner, but also friends in unexpected places -- and discovers along the way that the greatest puzzle of all is himself.
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Editorial Reviews

The Horn Book
"Stewart balances the elements of his story beautifully, using the mystery puzzle to drive the plot while heightening tension through encounters with the Spiders and deepening the tenderness by following Nicholas's emotional development...[as] Mysterious Benedict Society fans have come to expect (and love) from master storyteller Stewart."
starred review Booklist
* "Gives readers a reason to fall in love with the series all over again...[with] adventures, danger, cleverness, dry wit, and good-hearted characters at the center of the action."
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* "Gives readers a reason to fall in love with the series all over again...[with] adventures, danger, cleverness, dry wit, and good-hearted characters at the center of the action."—Booklist, starred review

"Stewart balances the elements of his story beautifully, using the mystery puzzle to drive the plot while heightening tension through encounters with the Spiders and deepening the tenderness by following Nicholas's emotional development...[as] Mysterious Benedict Society fans have come to expect (and love) from master storyteller Stewart."—The Horn Book

"Stewart fills in the back story on the narcoleptic genius founder of the Mysterious Benedict Society...[with] admirable insight."—Kirkus Reviews

"Fans will be thrilled with the rich backstory of a beloved character."—School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316202664
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Series: Mysterious Benedict Society Series
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 29,756
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons.

Diana Sudyka received a master of fine arts degree from Northwestern University. She lives and works in Chicago as an artist.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    This book is fantastic for all ages. Trenton Lee Stewart does no

    This book is fantastic for all ages. Trenton Lee Stewart does not dissapoint with his prequel to his phenominal Mysterious Benedict Society. Stewart's writing style is captivating and whimsical and fits his story perfectly. Besides being an exceptionally good writer, his characters and plot sparkled. Each character was unique and consistent and characterized beautifully. The plot was enthralling (however my ONLY negative comment about this book is that there were about 3 chapters in the middle where the pacing was a little bit slow, though the slowness was a bit necessary for the plot). The ending was a solid and satisfying one, all of Stewart's plot threads tied up beautifully into a wonderful little package that created a masterpiece of a book. While it is not essential to read The Mysterious Benedict Society before reading this book, I found it helpful considering I knew the main character better. I read The Mysterious Benedict Society when I was younger, and now that I am older I still found that I enjoyed this story as much as if I were still in grade school. This is a truly fantastic read for those who have whimsical minds and enjoy a good mystery. My only complaint is that I wish he would write more in this series! While the ending was satisfying I was sad to see the book end. If I could give it 6 stars I would ;)

    40 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Can't wait

    I havn't read this one but if it's half as good as his other books you'll love it. This book is a prequel to Stewart's Mysterious Bennidict Society trilogy. I can't wait for it to come out! The trilogy is also available on the nook.

    15 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    BEST BOOK

    I love this book! You learn to care deeply for young nicholas and his friends as they meet in secret, trying to find a treasure and get through an extremely hard childhood. You will love this story of three children trying desperately to find ways to make their lives better.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    AMAZING

    I'm pretty young, but I find this book to be highly informatice and I couldn't take my eyes off it. This book will make you understand the world and yourself a little better. Are you smarter than Nicholas? I highly doubt it. Great read dude!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Wonderful!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book!! It gives a detailed insight of how Mr. Benedict grew up. This better book shows the marvelous intellectual intelligence of nine year old Nicholas. You will laugh, cry, and sense the gutt wrenching emotions of this book.(in a non vomitting,bitter-sweet "AHA I GET IT NOW!!!!" way)


    Btw the person who wrote this is only 12!!! Not joking!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Great

    So good! Written just as well as his others with a great storyline. I definitly recommend it!!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Finally!

    I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Nicholas Benedict and experiencing a bit of his childhood. I again found myself attempting to piece together the clues to solve the mystery and enjoy the messages of humanity in each book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Really good- but I wish...

    This book was good but it was slow at points. I wish the treasure they were searching for was an actual tresure. The origianal Mysterious Benedict Society books were better by far and I hope Trenton Lee Stewart has enough sense to make more books to the original series. I wanted it to go more into his adult years and how he picked Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance. I know i sound like a downer.... but I expected more.

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Anonymous

    These books are the best ever! Great mystery and brainteaser. Awesome for all ages.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    So entertaining. I read this series on my Nook, but am consideri

    So entertaining. I read this series on my Nook, but am considering purchasing the books for our grandchildren to read.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    EXCITEMENT

    I cant eait for the book to come out I have been so excited!!!!!!

    4 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Great

    Entertaining book read all 3 books 1st

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    WOW

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED Stuart's other books so if this one is anything like the other three you will be amazed! Even though i havent read this one yet, i have a feeling that it will keep you hooked untill you are done with this AWESOME book. If you dont like it, I would be very surprised. The other books were filled with mystery and adventure, and who doesnt like that?

    3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Sooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!

    I cant wait! I love all the other ones!

    3 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Hope this one is as good as the others

    I have read all of these series and love them....just hope this ome is as good as the other omes in this series

    3 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Yesss!!!!

    Yesss im soooo excited i love the first two books of the mysterious benidict society but i still have to read the third but im so excited for this one to come out, i literally vant wait!!

    3 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Read this

    If you dont know were to start with this book series.Find the book with the house that is book one. A this book went from book one to book two and so on. It get less exciting But i can asure to you that is a great serious for people of adventure Like Me.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Awesome!

    Totally worth the money... explains why adult nick did half the things he did! But dont read it if you hadnt read the other books. I had no problems with it loading or anything! It keeps you reading till the end...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Awesome!

    I haven't read it yet but can tell it will be good. I have read all of his other books and am friends with him but i am ticked off by the people who say it is bad. GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

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    This is a really nice book!1335185983836

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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