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Benjamin Pratt's school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true But lately, Ben has been wondering if he's going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town — with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It's going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the family sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It's over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views. MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance — and final — run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it Don't think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don't know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It's a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.

Review:

"What sets this title apart is the skillful way that Clements conveys Benjamin's growing appreciation of his seaside hometown's landscape and history. Readers will look forward to...coming installments." Booklist

Review:

"[T]opical problems, convincing, likable characters and intriguing extra details." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Good writing by an experienced author, likable characters, and a mystery to be solved make this a solid choice." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Sixth grader Benjamin Pratt discovers an old leather pouch that contains a parchment scroll written by three students in 1791. In the first title in a six-book series, Ben, his tech-savvy friend Jill, and the class know-it-all Robert uncover their historical school's remarkable legacy.

Synopsis:

Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wonder if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family” sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It’s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views…MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it! Don’t think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don’t know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It’s a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.

Synopsis:

Sixth grader Benjamin Pratt loves history, which makes going to the historic Duncan Oakes School a pretty cool thing. But a wave of commercialization is hitting the area and his beloved school is slated to be torn down to make room for an entertainment park. This would be most kids dream—except theres more to the developers than meets the eye… and more to the school. Because weeks before the wrecking ball is due to strike, Ben finds an old leather pouch that contains a parchment scroll with a note three students wrote in 1791. The students call themselves the Keepers of the School, and it turns out theyre not the only secret group to have existed at Duncan Oakes.

The first in a six-book series, We the Children follows Ben, his tech-savvy friend, Jill, and the class know-it-all, Robert, as they uncover a remarkable history and use it to protect the school.

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About the Author

Andrew Clements has written more than fifty books for children, including the enormously popular Frindle and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller Lunch Money. Mr. Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving east to begin a career in publishing and writing. He and his wife, the parents of four grown children, live in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416938866
Author:
Clements, Andrew
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Stower, Adam
Author:
Stower, Adam
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (emboss, foil, spot UV)+2-C int.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Atheneum Books - English 9781416938866 Reviews:
"Review" by , "What sets this title apart is the skillful way that Clements conveys Benjamin's growing appreciation of his seaside hometown's landscape and history. Readers will look forward to...coming installments."
"Review" by , "[T]opical problems, convincing, likable characters and intriguing extra details."
"Review" by , "Good writing by an experienced author, likable characters, and a mystery to be solved make this a solid choice."
"Synopsis" by , Sixth grader Benjamin Pratt discovers an old leather pouch that contains a parchment scroll written by three students in 1791. In the first title in a six-book series, Ben, his tech-savvy friend Jill, and the class know-it-all Robert uncover their historical school's remarkable legacy.
"Synopsis" by , Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wonder if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family” sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It’s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views…MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it! Don’t think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don’t know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It’s a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.
"Synopsis" by , Sixth grader Benjamin Pratt loves history, which makes going to the historic Duncan Oakes School a pretty cool thing. But a wave of commercialization is hitting the area and his beloved school is slated to be torn down to make room for an entertainment park. This would be most kids dream—except theres more to the developers than meets the eye… and more to the school. Because weeks before the wrecking ball is due to strike, Ben finds an old leather pouch that contains a parchment scroll with a note three students wrote in 1791. The students call themselves the Keepers of the School, and it turns out theyre not the only secret group to have existed at Duncan Oakes.

The first in a six-book series, We the Children follows Ben, his tech-savvy friend, Jill, and the class know-it-all, Robert, as they uncover a remarkable history and use it to protect the school.

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