We the Children by Andrew Clements audiobook

We the Children: Keepers of the School, Book 1

By Andrew Clements
Read by Keith Nobbs

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School Series: Book 1

2.54 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743583855

The Boston area has been hit hard by a new wave of commercialization. Historic sites have yielded to the lure of big bucks, and now, C. Robinson Fetchley, a shady developer, is planning to make history by breaking ground for his tenth entertainment mega-park—but he needs to get his hands on the Duncan Oakes School first.   While everyone else in town is in love with this garish future, young Benjamin Pratt is in love with the past, the real past. He is one of those rare middle schoolers who already knows what he wants to do in life: he wants to be an historian. And, right now, the only thing he likes about his educational experience is Oakes School itself. It’s so old, it’s so interesting. It’s so full of stories. But what can he do? He’s just a 6th grade kid who likes American history.   Then, one day at school Ben discovers an old leather pouch, really old—just the way he likes it. Inside is a parchment scroll written by three students. The date on the note is 1791. They call themselves The Keepers of the School and it turns out, the 18th century keepers are not the only secret groups that have existed at Oakes School.   This first in a six-book series follows Ben and his sarcastic friend, Jill as they uncover a remarkable history and use it to protect the future of their school.

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Summary

Summary

The Boston area has been hit hard by a new wave of commercialization. Historic sites have yielded to the lure of big bucks, and now, C. Robinson Fetchley, a shady developer, is planning to make history by breaking ground for his tenth entertainment mega-park—but he needs to get his hands on the Duncan Oakes School first.

 

While everyone else in town is in love with this garish future, young Benjamin Pratt is in love with the past, the real past. He is one of those rare middle schoolers who already knows what he wants to do in life: he wants to be an historian. And, right now, the only thing he likes about his educational experience is Oakes School itself. It’s so old, it’s so interesting. It’s so full of stories. But what can he do? He’s just a 6th grade kid who likes American history.

 

Then, one day at school Ben discovers an old leather pouch, really old—just the way he likes it. Inside is a parchment scroll written by three students. The date on the note is 1791. They call themselves The Keepers of the School and it turns out, the 18th century keepers are not the only secret groups that have existed at Oakes School.

 

This first in a six-book series follows Ben and his sarcastic friend, Jill as they uncover a remarkable history and use it to protect the future of their school.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Suspenseful…Clements has the makings of an action-lover's dream scenario: a school setting full of history and secrets, a tense kids-versus-adults dynamic, and a sailing race to boot…exciting.” Publishers Weekly
“Andrew Clements excels at creating provocative stories that take place in realistic school settings, and narrator Keith Nobbs excels at bringing them to life…Nobbs skillfully highlights the boy’s emotions without overdramatizing them. He captures the tones and rhythms of middle school voices, distinguishing them clearly from the occasional adult voices. The lively centerpiece of the story is his insightful portrayal of Benjamin, a likable character who ensures listeners’ engagement with the story.” AudioFile
“The perfect read for kids who dig school and aren’t too shy (yet) to admit it.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“What sets this title apart is the skillful way that Clements conveys Benjamin’s growing appreciation of his seaside hometown’s landscape and history. Readers will look forward to finding out how the disparate clues come together in coming installments.” Booklist
“Exciting…Good writing by an experienced author, likable characters, and a mystery to be solved make this a solid choice.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Andrew Clements

Author Bio: Andrew Clements

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.54
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English