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The Mysterious Benedict Society

Trenton Lee Stewart

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Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Publisher: The Chicken House

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1.

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<br /><br /><strong>Author Interview: Trenton Lee Stewart Interviews Mr. Benedict</strong> <br /> <p>Trenton Lee Stewart, author of <i>The Mysterious Benedict Society</i> series, recently sat down with Mr. Nicholas Benedict, the esteemed scientist and intelligence expert, to discuss his new books.</p> <p><strong>Trenton Lee Stewart:</strong> Welcome, Mr. Benedict!</p> <p><strong>Mr. Benedict:</strong> Thank you indeed. Now, why don't we begin with your interest in riddles?</p> <p><strong>Stewart:</strong> My interest? Um, well ... I suppose I've always been drawn to constructive trickery. Riddles, jokes, stories--all these things depend on deception and surprise, yet they also depend on a shared understanding with the audience. Riddles are meant to be solved, just as stories and jokes are meant to be heard. So the successful ones are a sort of collaboration between--sorry, am I going on too long?</p> <p><strong>Mr. Benedict:</strong> [<i>closing his pocket watch</i>] Not at all. Please continue.</p> <p><strong>Stewart:</strong> Let me back up. As a child, I adored a chapter in The Hobbit called &quot;Riddles in the Dark,&quot; in which the hero's life depends upon winning a riddle contest... but I feel silly telling you this, Mr. Benedict. You had to solve a real mystery as a boy--when you were a young orphan with narcolepsy, no less--and the stakes were significant. [Smiling at the reader] I give a full account of it in my next book, <em>The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict</em>.</p> <p><strong>Mr. Benedict:</strong> [<i>nodding</i>] A perfectly competent account.</p> <p><strong>Stewart:</strong> Perfectly... competent? Not... not brilliant?</p> <p><strong>Mr. Benedict:</strong> [<i>yawning</i>] Oh, I'm sure it is. And now, a thousand pardons, but I'm afraid I must go. </p> <p><strong>Stewart:</strong> Already? Go where?</p> <p><strong>Mr. Benedict:</strong> [<i>eyelids drooping</i>] To sleep.</p> <p><strong>Stewart:</strong> [<i>catching Mr. Benedict as he slumps forward</i>] Oh, right--the narcolepsy. I guess this, um, concludes our interview, then? Mr. Benedict? Shall I take that snore as a yes?</p> <br /><br /> <p> <b>A Look Inside <i>The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums</i></b> <br /> <b>(Click on Images to Enlarge)</b> <br /> </p> <table> <tbody><tr> <td> <br /> A special message from Mr. Benedict </td> <td> <br /> An elusive enigma worthy of a Society Member <br /> </td> </tr> </tbody></table><br /><br /> <table> <tbody><tr> <td> <br /> Rules of the Society and a Member Bio </td><td> <br /> Two perplexing puzzles compiled by Mr. Benedict </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <br />

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