Ode to the Mysterious Benedict Society

January 14th, 2010 by

The latest Mysterious Benedict Society book by Trenton Lee Stewart

The latest Mysterious Benedict Society book by Trenton Lee Stewart

I just finished reading the third book in the Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart, and I LOVED it!

I admit I was a tad disappointed by the second installment in the series. It seemed to be trying a bit too hard to capture the same energy as the first book. But in Book 3, the action returns to Stonetown, and the story gets back its punch. So if you’re a fan of the series but haven’t gotten to The Prisoner’s Dilemma yet, prove you’re not as dim-witted as S.Q. Pedalian — read the thing already!

And for those of you who are new to the adventures of the Mysterious Benedict Society and have no idea what I’m talking about, well, I’ve penned a little verse to bring you up to speed. Let’s just say I was inspired by Constance Contraire, a pint-sized poet and one of the books’ four main characters.

So without further ado, here’s my…

Ode to the Mysterious Benedict Society

Four children, all unusually smart,
Under unusual circumstances —
A hero (Mr. Benedict) with a great big heart
Has asked them to take their chances
Fighting against a dastardly man
Whose name is Mr. Curtain.
Will they foil his evil plan?
Well, one thing is for certain:
Curtain wants to take over the earth
And the only hope for you and me
Is to rely on the miraculous birth
Of the Mysterious Benedict Society!

Well, whaddya think? Did I do it justice? (Here’s a hint: say yes!)

Or if you’d rather hear from a kid fan, then check out this book review from Maddy, age 10. Then leave a comment with your thoughts on the series, either here or on Maddy’s review!

— Karen

5 Responses

  • Hahaha me writes:
    January 14th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Oh, I read the 3rd M B Society book and I loved it too. It was interesting to see how everybody settled down. I begged my mom to take me out to Borders and get the book the day it came out.

  • Karen from Kidsmomo writes:
    January 14th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Hi, Hahaha me! Who’s your favorite character in the Mysterious Benedict Society books? As you can probably tell, I love Constance (I’m a teeny bit stubborn too). But I also love Kate because she’s the opposite of me — I have pretty much no athletic ability whatsoever. And I definitely always look before I leap. If I leap, that is. Which I rarely do, because I have no athletic ability. 😛

    • Hahaha me writes:
      January 15th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      Oh, I can’t decide! I like all of the characters, but I get kind of annoyed by them.(Sticky’s too smart, Kate’s too athletic, Reynie’s so calm and takes things so well and Constance!…I get jealous of the characters.) I guess my favorite character would have to be Constance. I love the poems she comes up with!

  • Jaymie writes:
    January 20th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Great “Ode!” I read the first one but haven’t gotten to #2 and #3, yet. Thanks for the inspiration to get to them sooner rather than later!

    • Karen from Kidsmomo writes:
      January 20th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks, Jaymie! Let me know what you think after you read them!

      Also, I may write more of my Kidsmomo posts in verse from now on. It’s challenging, but fun!

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