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The Resource The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict, by Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka

The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict, by Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka

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The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict
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The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict
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by Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka
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eng
Summary
Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict, an orphan afflicted with an unfortunate nose and with narcolepsy, is sent to a new orphanage where he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances, and a mystery that could change his life forever
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Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2012
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Grades 4-6 Meet Nicholas Benedict, a skinny nine-year-old orphan with a lumpy nose, an extraordinary intellect, and an inconvenient tendency to fall asleep when he is excited. Newly arrived at his latest orphanage (Rothchild’s End, ominously shortened to ’Child’s End), Nicholas quickly learns to avoid the Spiders (a gang of bullies) as best he can. Meanwhile, he secretly searches for the treasure rumored to be hidden in the dilapidated mansion and finds a couple of steadfast friends. With courage and ingenuity, he solves the mystery at the heart of the orphanage and even sets in motion a plan to defang the Spiders. This prequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) gives readers a reason to fall in love with the series all over again. Fans of the series will find here much that they loved in the opening volume: adventures, danger, cleverness, dry wit, and good-hearted characters at the center of the action. The novel is long, true, but many readers will find themselves reluctant to reach the end; and while Stewart leaves an opening for sequels about Nicholas as a child, this invigorating novel stands on its own. Two hundred years after Dickens’ birth, this orphan story plays notes in a familiar key but creates its own memorable tune. HIGH DEMAND BACK STORY: The popularity of The Mysterious Benedict Society and its sequels provides a built-in audience for this. Name recognition! -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 02-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 11, p76)
  • Gr 4 – 8 — The childhood of the brilliant and kindhearted leader of The Mysterious Benedict Society is fleshed out in this prequel to the popular series. Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict is shuffled to yet another orphanage where he's sure to be teased for his intellect, disruptive nightmares, and struggle with narcolepsy. Sure enough, the resident gang makes him their latest target. Mr. Collum, the orphanage director, singles Nicholas out because of his night terrors and locks him in the attic each evening. After creating his own skeleton key in metal-working class, he begins sneaking out after dark to take solace in the library. He cannot resist entering Mr. Collum's locked office, where he finds the former director's diary, which describes a secret treasure room. This is the opportunity that Nicholas has been waiting for: a chance for the kind of financial freedom that will protect him from tyrannical adults and dim-witted bullies forever. While children new to the series, might get mired down by the amount of detail, fans will be thrilled with the rich backstory of a beloved character.—Alison O'Reilly, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, NY --Alison O'Reilly (Reviewed April 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 04, p178)
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10097650
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JRS
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Stewart, Trenton Lee
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 8
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Sudyka, Diana
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True
Series statement
Stewart, Trenton Lee
Series volume
Prequel
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  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Bullies
  • Genius
  • Narcolepsy
  • Orphanages
Target audience
pre adolescent
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The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict, by Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka
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"Megan Tingley Books."
Control code
000049083536
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
480 p.
Isbn
9780316176194
Lccn
2011031690
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ill.
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(OCoLC)784295045
Label
The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict, by Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka
Publication
Note
"Megan Tingley Books."
Control code
000049083536
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
480 p.
Isbn
9780316176194
Lccn
2011031690
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)784295045

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