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Thalia Kids' Book Club: Trenton Lee Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma
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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 10/18/2009 at Symphony Space.

The author talks with Symphony Space Education Director Madeline Cohen about the next much-anticipated entry in his New York Times bestselling adventure series with middle graders ages 9 and up. The event features a discussion with the audience, a creative writing project, and a book signing.

"Not just a rip-roaring adventure with plenty of clever twists and hair's-breadth escapes, but also a warm and satisfying tale about friendship." -School Library Journal starred review


+ About the Artists

Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of The New York Times bestselling series The Mysterious Benedict Society and the adult novel Flood Summer. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons. Of his characters, Stewart says, "I wish I had Reynie's shrewdness and his gift of perception, just as I wish I could read as quickly and remember as well as Sticky does, and be as acrobatic at Kate, and have a fraction of Constance's ability to say what she thinks."

Madeline Cohen has been Symphony Space's education director since 1989. She directs the Curriculum Arts Project (CAP) Program, which gives thousands of students insight into the social studies curriculum through interaction with the arts and artists in the classroom, at museums, and at Peter Norton Symphony Space. She co-organizes Symphony Space's All Write! program for adult literacy students-modeled after Symphony Space's series Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story-and is the co-director of the Thalia Kids' Book Club Camp, launched this past summer.


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