Synopses & Reviews
The fabulous foursome readers embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society
is back with a new mission, significantly closer to home.
After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search a search to find Mr. Benedict. It seems that while he was preparing the kids' adventure, he stepped right into a trap orchestrated by his evil twin, Mr. Curtain.
With only one week to find a captured Mr. Benedict, the gifted foursome faces their greatest challenge of all a challenge that will reinforce the reasons they were brought together in the first place and will require them to fight for the very namesake that united them.
"[N]ot just a rip-roaring adventure with plenty of clever twists and hair's-breadth escapes, but also a warm and satisfying tale about friendship." School Library Journal
"[P]age-turning tension. It's this roller coaster, along with the essential goodness of the characters (except, perhaps, for Constance), that will draw kids to this breathless follow-up." Booklist
"[A]nother grand adventure....Though still entertainingly quirky, this second doorstopper episode has more of an air of trading on the previous one's cleverness than building on it." Kirkus Reviews
"Readers charmed by the first Mysterious Benedict Society's unexpected plot twists and quirky details will find this sequel a worthy successor." Horn Book
Praise for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
* "...this is not just a rip-roaring adventure with plenty of clever twists and hair's-breadth escapes, but also a warm and satisfying tale about friendship." - School Library Journal (*STARRED review*)
"Stewart keeps interest high throughout the journey with first-rate brainteasers, interludes of physical danger, and the children's own complex dynamics... [readers] will find this sequel a worthy successor." - Horn Book
"Trust, friendship, human nature, pride, and courage underlie the story and add depth... This classic struggle of good versus evil also includes the many layers in between." - VOYA
"...entertainingly quirky..." - Kirkus
"Crafty and involving for readers as they figure out clues alongside the [characters]... every bit as chunky and satisfying as the first, this adventure will delight fans." - The Bulletin
In this sequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society, the fabulous foursome is back with a new mission. With the puzzles, games, and irrepressible sense of adventure of his first book, Stewart delivers a heartfelt, high-speed trip around the world. Illustrations.
Puzzles, games, and an irresistible sense of adventure highlight this sequel to "The Mysterious Benedict Society," in which the fabulous foursome is back with a new mission.
About the Author
Trenton Lee Stewart, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and author of The Mysterious Benedict Society
, 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. This is the first book she has illustrated.