NPR Back-Seat Book Club: The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society is a curious story, indeed! It all starts with several children answering the following newspaper ad: "Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" Once the chosen few have passed a series of bizarre tests, they are trained, their special gifts are sharpened, and they are set for – what else – an undercover mission to stop evil!
Read this book and you'll learn about everything from Morse Code to recognizing that every individual has something to contribute. You'll solve clues, you'll be amazed, you'll want to start your own secret society! Remember, the only rule is that there are no rules.
To participate, read the book then send your questions to NPR. Learn more on the NPR website (and read a sample chapter) and stay tuned for Trenton Lee Stewart answering questions on All Things Considered at the end of March!