The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Apr 10, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 480 pages
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Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....
Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but also he has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's sent to a new orphanage, where he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances -- and a mystery that could change his life forever. Luckily, he has one important thing in his favor: He's a genius.

On his quest to solve the mystery, Nicholas finds enemies around every corner, but also friends in unexpected places -- and discovers along the way that the greatest puzzle of all is himself.
  

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User Review  - catlover99 - LibraryThing

I am currently reading this book, but I have to say I am impressed with the way this book gives background to the books that follow it. This book is a prequel to the Mysterious Benedict Society Series ... Read full review

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User Review  - bostonian71 - LibraryThing

Excellent prequel to the Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy, but I think this is good as a stand-alone too -- the characters are that engaging, especially the precocious Nicholas. I agree with one of ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Trenton Lee Stewart was born in 1970. He graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop and wrote the adult novel "Flood Summer" in 2005. He has since become a children's novelist with the three part series - "The Mysterious Benedict Society" - which includes "The Perilous Journey" and "The Prisoner's Dilemma." He also teaches creative writing.

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