Book jacket
The mysterious Benedict Society


After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

Item Details




Other Authors: Ellis, Carson, 1975- illustrator.


  • 9780316265010
  • 9780316057776
  • 9780316003957
  • 0316057770

Edition: First paper over board edition.

Description: 485 pages, 21 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.


  • "Megan Tingley Books.".
  • Includes excerpt from The mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey (pages [487]-[503]).
  • Includes mysterious Benedict Society quiz (pages [504]-[506]).


  • Pencils, erasers, and disqualification
  • Buckets and spectacles
  • Squares and arrows
  • The trouble with children or, why they are necessary
  • The sender and the messages
  • The men in the maze
  • Codes and histories
  • The thing to come
  • The naming of the crew
  • Nomansan Island
  • Traps and nonsense
  • Beware the Gemini
  • Lessons learned
  • People and places to be avoided
  • Logical conclusions and miscalculations
  • Poison apples, poison worms
  • A surprising suggestion
  • Tests and invitations
  • Everything as it should be
  • Of families lost and found
  • Tactical cactupi
  • Caught in the act
  • The waiting room
  • Punishments and promotions
  • Half a riddle
  • The whisperer
  • Open sesame
  • Practice makes perfect
  • Know thine enemy
  • A chess lesson
  • The mouse in the culvert
  • Sacrifices, narrow escapes, and something like a plan
  • Bad news and bad news
  • Sticky's discovery
  • The Great Kate Weather Machine
  • Stands and falls
  • The best medicine
  • Escapes and returns
  • For every exit, an entrance.

LCCN: 2006009925

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