So, folks, I guess it's true - Trenton Lee Stewart is writing a prequel to the Mysterious Benedict Society books. It will be entitled, "The Extraordinary Education of Nicolas Benedict."
It is due out in the Spring of 2012 and is set to be published by Megan Tingley Books (an imprint of Little, Brown.)
Here's an article about it.
My friends, I don't know about this. Once stories are written because of publicity and hype, they tend to go downhill rather quickly. MBS is FANTASTIC and I LOVE it and I'm totally content with their only being three books in the series. Three solid books.
But we'll see. We'll see. I'm nervous, but we'll see. I suppose I'm grateful that it's written by Stewart instead of someone else who just wants to build on a story they didn't feel was complete or wanted to extend in some ridiculous direction. At least the story will remain pure to the author's original intent. That's something to be grateful for.
So what do you think? You ready for it? You now have 1 1/2 years (from the time of this post) to read the Mysterious Benedict Society series. And you know that I'll be around to keep reminding you of this fact until you do it. ;) heh.