Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 116 ratings

We the Children Publisher's Summary

Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wondering if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight-dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family” sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It’s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million-dollar views…MILLION-DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these million-dollar views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it!

Don’t think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion-dollar real-estate deal? Then you don’t know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, Book 1, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It’s a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth, and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.

©2010 Andrew Clements (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • We the Children

    • Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School, Book 1
    • By: Andrew Clements
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wondering if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight-dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life....

    Regular price: $14.60

  • Book 2

    • Fear Itself

    • By: Andrew Clements
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Book two in the riveting and mysterious series by the master of the school story, Andrew Clements.

    Regular price: $11.29

  • Book 3

    • The Whites of Their Eyes

    • Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School, Book 3
    • By: Andrew Clements
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    This could be the last great Memorial Day weekend on Barclay Bay, and Ben knows it. This time next year, he might not be able to stand in the yard of the Oakes School and watch the harbor shake off winter - boats buzzing just beyond the bulkhead and families spreading picnics in the fields. If the school gets torn down and replaced by an amusement park, the town will never be the same. But that’s only if the school gets torn down. Ben and Jill are determined to keep that from happening. And the evil janitor Lyman has taken note. He’s following their every move - and undoing their progress along the way.

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • In Harm's Way

    • Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School, Book 4
    • By: Andrew Clements
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Benjamin Pratt and his friends Jill and Robert are determined to save their school from destruction. But just when it seems they’ve finally gotten the upper hand over that awful Janitor Lyman, they’re caught completely off guard by his next move: Lyman has called in reinforcements, and suddenly Benjamin, Jill, and Robert find themselves dodging not one evil janitor, but two. That’s right: Lyman’s got himself a partner. And it quickly becomes clear that Wally, the new guy, is even more corrupt and menacing than Lyman.

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 5

    • We Hold These Truths

    • Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School, Book 5
    • By: Andrew Clements
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The Keepers of the School - known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert - have one last chance to save their school before it’s torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park. But their nemeses, Janitors Lyman and Wally, are just as determined to keep the kids out of the way and the demolition on schedule. One way or the other, this battle is about to come to a head. When all is said and done, will the school still be standing? Or will everything the Keepers have fought for be destroyed?

    Regular price: $13.99