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The mysterious Benedict Society and the riddle of ages. #4 / written by Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrations by Manu Montoya.

Stewart, Trenton Lee, (author.). Montoya, Manu, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J STE (Text) 33500013132956 New Available -
Gonvick LINK Site J STE (Text) 33500013132964 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316452649
  • ISBN: 0316452645
  • ISBN: 9780316452632
  • ISBN: 0316452637
  • Physical Description: 391 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Megan Tingley Books."
Summary, etc.:
"After starring in three adventures, the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance haven't had a mission together in some time. But with the arrival of a new Society member--and a new threat--they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the return of the villainous Mr. Curtain and his Ten Men and a formidable enemy with a mystifying ability to track their every move." -- publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* The Mysterious Benedict Society is back! The cast has aged, but the criminal contingency, amped-up action, and derring-do remain the same. Now teenagers, bright-bulb Reynie, intrepid Kate, and Sticky, he of the photographic memory, have the biggest fight ever on their hands. All of the bad guys from previous books (a baker's dozen of them) have returned with revenge on their minds and nefarious plans in their pockets, along with all sorts of instruments of evil. Also in attendance is the ever-contrary Constance Contraire, now a preteen, and with her is a telepath like herself, the adorable, five-year-old Tai. There's no point in trying to describe the ins and outs of the adventure, other than to say that at times it's convoluted but always high octane. What Stewart does so well here is hearken back to the first book, where the characters were introduced and readers got inside their heads and their evolving relationships. Now old enough to think about lives outside the Society, Reynie, Sticky, and Kate are doing just that. But the notion that things might and can change, depending on their own decisions, brings a new awkwardness to their relationships, along with the trepidation that even kids who aren't geniuses face. And then there are the telepaths: Constance, who's as obnoxious and angry as ever, though this time she's tempered by discovering her true feelings; and the pure sweetness that is Tai. A welcome return full of the right stuff. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This highly acclaimed, beloved series has legions of fans, and this latest installment is getting an impressive marketing campaign to build further buzz. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series and The Secret Keepers. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Subject: Adventure stories.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Adventure stories.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.

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