Given to Trenton Lee Stewart from Camille
I would like to give our last Newbery Peace Award to Trenton Lee Stewart for his wonderful, intriguing book The Mysterious Benedict Society. I give you this award for creativity.
The book has a few of my favorite genres – mischief, magic, and action. You use great vocabulary and description. I liked how Kate Wetheral is so adventurous, and how Sticky’s name is really George Washington, and how Constance got in somehow. What really pulled me into the book is how much you can rely on everyone for their courage and their love of adventure.
The book was clear and easy to understand. It is an honor to give you the last Newbery Peace Award. I hope all of you readers will read the book, and if you have or do, I’m sure you will LOVE it.
Reviewed by Camille