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The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums

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This exclusive companion book to the bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series is a mind-bending collection that will put YOU to the test! With full-color artwork throughout, this companion features ingenious new puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers compiled by Mr. Benedict himself, with the help of Reynie, Kate, Sticky, Constance, and other Society associates. Think you have what it takes to join the Mysterious Benedict Society? Open this book and find out!

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Overview

This exclusive companion book to the bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series is a mind-bending collection that will put YOU to the test! With full-color artwork throughout, this companion features ingenious new puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers compiled by Mr. Benedict himself, with the help of Reynie, Kate, Sticky, Constance, and other Society associates. Think you have what it takes to join the Mysterious Benedict Society? Open this book and find out!

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Editorial Reviews

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Readers of any or, more likely all of Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society novels know that brain-teasing is a valuable form of exercise. In that spirit, this collection of riddles, puzzles, picture conundrums, quizzes, and other mind-benders will help assess your ability to become a society associate. An entertaining way to up your mental game and more challenging than video games.

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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 Today show Al's Book Club for Kids Pick
- 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)

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

School Library Journal
Gr 5–9—Everyone who has read and enjoyed The Mysterious Benedict Society (Little, Brown, 2007) will remember the test that Reynie, Kate, Constance, and Sticky take at its beginning. In this book, readers dive into puzzles apparently designed by the mysterious Mr. Benedict and his colleagues. As the subtitle suggests, it's a collection of word games, and challenges involving names and numbers, shapes, and diagrams. Sudyka's illustrations, many of them in color, are everywhere, and are often essential to the solutions. An example is "Mr. Curtain's Controls," which features a picture of the unmarked, but multishaped and multicolored, buttons on the villain's wheelchair control panel and a set of seemingly unrelated clues, with the question: "Which is the OFF button?" Quotes from the characters in the series are everywhere, too, which suggests that this book will be of interest primarily to those who have read at least one of the books.—Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316181938
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Series: Mysterious Benedict Society Series
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 16,216
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet 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.

Diana Sudyka received a Masters of Fine Art from Northwestern University. She lives and works in Chicago as an artist.

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    MBS is an awesome book, and I would suggest it to anybody who likes mystery with a bit of comedy smuggled into it.

    Yay, MBS!

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