Benjamin Pratt is your average kid. Dreaming big, studying hard...all the things your average child should be up to, or at least he was until the day that he became a keeper of the school. The school janitor Mr. Keane had taken a fall, injuring his leg and Ben being a noble lad stops to help him in the school hall. As he is doing so, Mr. Keane imparts a rather peculiar story about the children being the true keepers of the school and that it should not fall into enemy hands...at the end of his tale he leaves Ben with a gold coin passed down from custodian to custodian all the way back to the time of Captain Oakes himself (founder of the school). Stamped within it's golden borders is a message telling how to seek assistance should the time come that the school needs to be defended. That time has come ironically enough since the school is about to be torn down for a new developer. But if the deal is already made what could possibly be uncovered that would stop progress from taking this landmark and home of budding learners? It would seem that old Oakes had something up his sleeve when this school was founded and it is up to Ben to uncover his secrets. He won't be alone in his journey though...his school mate Jill (kind of like Hermione is to Harry) is just as interested in this mysterious quest and just as eager to find out what lies at the heart of the matter. Can two children really make the difference against land developers, multi-million dollar contracts and spies? (Yep, SPIES!)
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