The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

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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 he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's being sent to a new orphanage, where he will encounter 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

About the author (2012)

Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons.

Diana Sudyka received a master of fine arts degree from Northwestern University. She lives and works in Chicago as an artist.

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