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Benjamin Prattand#8217;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 heand#8217;s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his townand#8212;with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. Itand#8217;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 "familyand#8221; sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. Itand#8217;s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar viewsand#8230;MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chanceand#8212;and finaland#8212;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! andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Donand#8217;t think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you donand#8217;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. Itand#8217;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.

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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.

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Most kids would be thrilled to learn their school is going to be torn down and replaced with an amusement park. But Benjamin Pratt isn’t just any kid, and his school is not just any school.…It’s more than 200 years old and sits right on Edgeport harbor—which means the classrooms have million-dollar views. And, as Ben discovers, those million-dollar views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. Bolstered by the history and power of a secret group known as the Keepers of the School, Ben and his friends are determined to save their school from destruction. In this first of a suspenseful six-book series, the race is on to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth, and the children are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be….

About the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular andlt;iandgt;Frindleandlt;/iandgt;. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards,andnbsp;including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include andlt;iandgt;About Averageandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Troublemakerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Moneyandlt;/iandgt;, andandlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt andamp; the Keepers of the School series.andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.

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gaby317, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by gaby317)
The first book in the Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School series, We the Children, introduces us to a pair of amateur middle school sleuths. When Roger Keane, the custodian of their middle school, needs help, Benjamin Pratt (Ben) steps in. His reward of sorts is a mysterious gold coin which is given after Ben promises to keep a secret and defend the school. The coin and the promise open Ben's eyes to mysterious and curious things at the Captain Duncan Oakes School.

The building had been a school since 1783, a gift from the eccentric and wealthy shipping Captain Duncan Oakes who has helped defend the coast from the British during the Revolutionary War. Captain Oakes, like many eccentric millionaries, had an unusual stipulation in his donation and thousands of children have benefited from his foresight and generosity. But the current town council and a real estate conglomerate have a deal that would transfer school from its current the grounds and relocate the school inland. Instead, on the current grounds would be a large amusement center, a profit center that would bring in tourism to the sleepy New England town.

While Ben hadn't cared about the chnge, his new awareness of the sale and Captain Oakes has changed all that. Ben and his friend Jill have taken it upon themselves to stop the sale, if they can. The mysterious gold coin and Ben's love for sailing have led them to find nautical clues hidden in the school grounds. Clues to the help that Captain Oakes set aside for just such future threats to the school.

Ben and Jill are quick and funny on their own but the warmth of their friendship and their sleuthing skills make this an unusually fun adventure. The only drawback to We the Children is that the book ends with much of the mystery unresolved -- and we must rely on the next book to find out how the adventure progresses.

Ages 9 to 12.
ISBN-10: 1416939075 - Hardcover $14.99
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 19, 2011), 176 pages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416939078
Author:
Clements, Andrew
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series:
Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr (spcl fx: spot UV, foil); 2C int
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

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"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 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.

"Synopsis" by , Most kids would be thrilled to learn their school is going to be torn down and replaced with an amusement park. But Benjamin Pratt isn’t just any kid, and his school is not just any school.…It’s more than 200 years old and sits right on Edgeport harbor—which means the classrooms have million-dollar views. And, as Ben discovers, those million-dollar views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. Bolstered by the history and power of a secret group known as the Keepers of the School, Ben and his friends are determined to save their school from destruction. In this first of a suspenseful six-book series, the race is on to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth, and the children are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be….
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