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Author: Andrew Clements Narrator: Keith Nobbs Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442334267
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The Keepers of the School are back—and the stakes are even higher.

Time is ticking as the countdown to Ben Pratt’s school’s total demolition continues. Ben has been given a handful of clues that could help them save the school, but they are all written in maritime riddles. “After five bells sound, time to sit down.” What the heck does that mean? It’s hard to know where to begin when Ben and Jill don’t even know what they are looking for. All Lyman, the snake posing as the school janitor, needs to know, though, is that they are looking, and that could mean the end of the 30-million-dollar development deal that pays his salary. (Which, by the way, is MUCH larger than a typical janitor makes.) As Lyman lurks in the shadows—and sometimes not in the shadows—Ben and Jill have to add another to-do to their list of things to accomplish in the next twenty-one days: (1) Figure out the clues left by past Keepers of the School Groups, (2) figure out how these clues will help them save the school, and (3) stay one step ahead of Lyman. That’s the mission…which seems, at times, impossible.

The second installment in this riveting and mysterious six-book series is as action-packed as the first one, culminating in a faceoff between Ben and Lyman. “After five bells sound, time to sit down” makes for a good riddle, but Ben also knows when it’s time to stand up…for Oakes School and for himself. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Solid writing, likable characters, danger, a seaside setting, and now treasure will make readers eager for the third installment.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This is fast-paced and full of intriguing details…Readers who’ve begun this well-written, modern kid-power mystery series will be glad to see this and eager for more.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 5/15/2011

    " second in the series...i'm enjoying the series...tend to end on a cliff hanger...there seems to be a long time between releases though...definitely need to have read the first one before you read the second "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 5/1/2011

    " I liked this book better than the first one, but I'm still not sure it's the series for me. I like Clements' older books much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 4/4/2011

    " A solid continuation of the "Keepers of the School". The two main characters find more clues and there is some interesting character development and great intrigue as Ben and Jill try to outsmart the janitor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 3/27/2011

    " Great, fast paced mystery. Slightly different than other Clements books, but the story and characters are wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 katsok | 3/1/2011

    " Fun second installment of the We the Children series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 2/23/2011

    " Second in a good series. I will keep reading because I want to know what happens next. It just ended all of a sudden. Hmm... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 babyhippoface | 2/14/2011

    " This book ends with no ending whatsoever. It's more like the end of a chapter in the middle of a book, and that irritates the heck out of me. The writing is good. It's intriguing and compelling, and I liked the story. But these "endings"... awful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 12/24/2010

    " A good book, but I don't like this series as much as his other books. This one seemed like a filler book where they discovered a few things, but there wasn't a big climax or anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/20/2010

    " I'm enjoying the mystery/puzzles that the kids need to solve, as well as their own personal problems...I just wish the whole series was already out! "

About the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously successful children’s novel Frindle. He has won two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award, and more than ten million of his books are in print. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, and others. Clements is a graduate of Northwestern and National Louis universities, and he currently lives in central Massachusetts with his wife.

About the Narrator

Keith Nobbs is a stage, television, and film actor who is best known for his portrayal of Joey Ice Cream in the television series The Black Donnellys. He has acted on Broadway with the Roundabout Theatre Company and appeared in such television shows as The Sopranos, Law & Order, and New York Undercover.