The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society

By Trenton Lee Stewart; Carson Ellis (Illustrator)

Turtleback Books, Prebound, 9781417818174, 485pp.

Publication Date: April 2008

For use in schools and libraries only. As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened.

About the Author
Trenton Lee Stewart, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and author of the The Mysterious Benedict Society, lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons.

Diana Sudyka received a Masters of Fine Art from Northwestern University. She lives and works in Chicago as an artist. This is the first book she has illustrated.

Colin Meloy once wrote Ray Bradbury a letter, informing him that he "considered himself an author too." He was ten. Since then, Colin has gone on to be the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists, where he channels all of his weird ideas into weird songs. With the Wildwood Chronicles, he is now channeling those ideas into novels.

As a kid, Carson Ellis loved exploring the woods, drawing, and nursing wounded animals back to health. As an adult, little has changed except she is now the acclaimed illustrator of several books for children, including Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead, Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.

Colin and Carson live with their sons, Hank and Milo, in Oregon.