When I read the last pages of The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, the third book in the Mysterious Benedict Society series, it felt like the end. It felt like it, but it wasn’t definitive, and I hoped that there would be further adventures for Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, these characters who I had come to love. Or maybe even better, Trenton Lee Stewart was hard at work creating even more lovable characters. I periodically googled and searched amazon and continued to come up with nothing new.
Then last month I got an email from Little Brown Kids asking me if I wanted a review copy of the newest Mysterious Benedict Society novel. My searching had petered out, and so I didn’t even know about it, but my face filled with a grin I quickly responded with an enthusiastic “yes, please” as I requested the new prequel.
If you are a fan of the Mysterious Benedict Society, you can see the author Trenton Lee Stewart at several locations through the month of April including Milwaukee (tonight!), Portland, Seattle, New York, Houston (and I hope to be there!), Los Angeles and San Francisco. Find out the dates and all information at the Mysterious Benedict Society’s webpage.
Whether you are a fan or not (if you aren’t, you most definitely should be), you can enter to win this newest book, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict. I have THREE copies to give away (U.S. only).
If you aren’t sure what this book might hold, or even the tone of the other books, check out this short trailer:
We haven’t read it, because I just received it yesterday, but stay tuned for mine (and Amanda’s) thoughts on this latest installment (here’s my review). Prequels are interesting. Sometimes you really need the background of the other books even though they come after in a chronological sense, because of the story progression, but other times you can read them before. It seems as if this one could be that way, but either way, this series is one that I highly recommend.
I can’t wait to begin sharing them with Kyle (who is almost 8). Perhaps soon, like perhaps this summer.
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Leave a comment now to win one of 3 hardcover copies. We’ll announce the winner on May 2. This giveaway is closed.
I’m definitely interested! I read the first book in the series a year or so ago and enjoyed it.
Staci A says
I’d love to read this and share it with my son!
Rebekah B. says
My sisters and I are really looking forward to reading this! We love this series and have enjoyed reading the books together.
Jen E says
I LOVE this series, I’d love to win a copy!
Emily C. says
I LOVED The Mysterious Benedict Society! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Sign me up! 🙂
Ooh! This is on my wishlist! I’d love to win!
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I LOVED the trilogy and can\’t wait to read this! Would love to win!
Just Mom says
The MBS books have been great, would love to win this one. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.
New-to-me. Thanks for introduction and giveaway.
Ms. Yingling says
This series is one of my son’s favorites and also a hot pick in my library now that the first book was a Battle of the Books title. I am definitely looking forward to reading this one!
must read Mysterious Benedict Society.
Tammy Gordon says
Sounds like a good book!
OMG! We *love* Sticky, Reynie, Kate, and Constance! Must. Get. A. Copy. Soon!
I know some little one’s that would enjoy hearing this story.
Beth C says
Love to be entered for this! Thanks!
My mom and I have read all three books. I’m so excited for this one!
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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog says
i would really like to start this series. thank you!
Such nice illustartions in this book!
Would like to win this book for my daughter.
Sounds interesting and very colorful too!
Angela E. says
What a great book to read with the kids.
sign me up!
Another great one for the children.
Perfect for the whole family.
Our family would like to read this one together.
Shelagh P says
My 10 year old loved the other MBS books so I would love to win this new book to give to her.
Great book for the kids to read.
Our son will enjoy this neat story.
Would like to win this book for our family.
I just finished TMBS last week, and have the next two ordered. I trying hard to win this one! 🙂
This is such an imaginative and adventurous series for middle grade kids. I read the first book and loved it. Hope to continue the whole series and collect all the books for my kids to read when they are ready in a few years.
I recently finished the last one, and I am so excited a new one is coming out!
Tabathia B says
I have read his previous books and my daughters enjoy Trenton also
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I would love to add this to our homeschool library. Thanks 🙂
My daughter has read all three books in the series and would be thrilled to read the latest!
Thanks for the chance to win it for her.
I’ve never read the books before, actually didnt’ know about them. I would love to win and get started reading though 🙂
I’d love to win a copy of this book! I just finished the 3rd and cannot wait to read this book.
Tammy Gordon says
Looks like a good book!