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Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School: In Harm's Way

Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School: In Harm's Way

Fall 2013 Audio Book
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
CD Price: $14.99
Review:

Benjamin Pratt returns for a fourth episode of Andrew Clements' popular Keepers of the School series. Benjamin, Jill, and Robert have managed to team up and stave off evil janitor Lyman for the past three books, but this time Lyman has an ally as well. Even worse, people in town are starting to support the plan to turn the school into an amusement park. This is the penultimate book, so the groundwork is laid for a big finish in the upcoming Book Five. Clements has made a wonderful career of accurately capturing middle school angst and humor, while also spinning an adventure that gets readers excited about saving a school. Actor Keith Nobbs returns to enthusiastically narrate the tale, which at about 3.5 hours is somewhat shorter than the previous installment but no less suspenseful.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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Simon & Schuster Audio
http://www.simonandschuster.com/audio

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