The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #0.5)
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 he also has narcolepsy, a... show more
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 he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's being sent to a new orphanage, where he will encounter 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.
Publish date: April 10th 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 470
Edition language: English
Series: The Mysterious Benedict Society
This was September's Mother-Daughter Book Club choice. This is a prequel to the very popular Benedict Society series and gives a bit of back story for the society's founder, Nicholas Benedict. At the start it threatened to be a typical sad orphan/orphanage tale. However, as with the first installm...
I enjoyed this book very much. It's almost as good as the Mysterious Benedict Society. There's less racial diversity... no racial diversity really, as every character is depicted as white in the illustrations and no character is explicitly described as a character of color. There is a deaf character...
It's hard for me to rate this on its own merits instead of comparing it to the other books in the series, and I have to say, it took me a few chapters to really get into it because I kept thinking of how much I missed the MBS kids I'd come to know and love. Nonetheless, I was eventually able to sett...
Well this was a fun and good book. I am sooo happy that Trenton Lee Stewart decided to make another book for the Mysterious Benedict Society, and I am hoping for more!I loved the pictures in the book, they really fit and make the story even more fun.This story was about Benedict, and his life when h...