The Mysterious Benedict Society Prequel: The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
Trenton Lee Stewart
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 448pp
ISBN: 978-1-909489-34-9
Publication date: January 2014
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The prequel to the bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. 


When nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict is sent to a new orphanage, he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances – and a mind-bending mystery.


Luckily, he has one very important thing in his favour: he’s a genius.



The train station at Pebbleton, dark and sooty though it was, glistened in the mist. Electric lamps above the platform cast their light upon a thousand reflecting surfaces: the puddles along the tracks, the streaked windows of the station house, the umbrellas hoisted over huddled, indistinct

"Though many readers have urged me to write more about the adventures of The Mysterious Benedict Society, it was only when one girl expressed interest in Mr. Benedict’s past that I discovered another story I really wanted to tell: that of a nine-year-old orphan with both narcolepsy and incomparable genius – a boy who would grow up to become the eccentric, benevolent, brilliant man so esteemed and loved by the world’s most gifted children. How did that happen? That’s the story."

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