Reviews for Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey


School Library Journal Reviews 2009 March

Gr 5-7--In this charming sequel to Trenton Lee Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society (Little, Brown, 2007; Listening Library, 2007), Kate, Reynie, Sticky and Constance, who haven't seen each other for months, are thrilled when Mr. Benedict invites them on an elaborate ocean-crossing scavenger hunt. But when they arrive at Mr. Benedict's home, they discover that he has been kidnapped by his evil twin brother, Mr. Curtain. The foursome embark on the scavenger hunt, believing it will lead them to Mr. Benedict. They cross the ocean and stop in Portugal and Holland before landing on a mysterious island in the North Sea. The children use their own particular gift to find Mr. Benedict and save the day. Del Roy's gravel-voiced narration reinforces the tone of the story. While this tale can stand on its own, fans of the first episode will flock to this sequel.--Tricia Melgaard, Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow, OK

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