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18 May 2007 @ 03:33 pm
the name of this book is secret, really...  

So, the one time I had the chance to wander the aisles at the exhibit hall at IRA, I stopped by the Little Brown booth to say HI to the lovely Victoria Stapleton. The title of this book caught my eye and I asked for an ARC (note that the ARC has a different cover from the one posted here; that did not matter as it was the title that made me look).

Cassandra and Max-Ernest become partners in solving a mystery. Why did the old magician's house smell of sulfur even after the fire? Why did he possess something called THE SYMPHONY OF SMELLS. Who are Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais and what do they expect to find in the missing magician's home? When Cassandra and Max-Ernest discover the magician's notebook, they set into motion an adventure neither of them could ever imagine.

Like the author of this book (who is listed as Pseudonymous Bosch, how cool is that?), I do not wish to give away too much. It would be much more fun for the reader to discover on her or his own just how this book combines elements of Lemony Snicket with healthy doses of Nancy Drew and perhaps a soupcon of Raold Dahl. I welcome novels for those kids in 4-6th grade, especially ones that demand more of the reader. Here is a terrific book to offer those intermediate and middle level readers.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
(Anonymous) on May 19th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Secret Galley
if you'd like to get in the Secret, send an email to victoria.stapleton@hbgusa.com and she'll send you a galley.
(Anonymous) on August 5th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
is pseudonymous bosh lemony snicket
(Anonymous) on August 29th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on September 19th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
i dont know but it seems like it. its a different publishing company though.
(Anonymous) on April 12th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
no way! He is better, I hate lemony snicket. well not hate I just think he is weird >:(
(Anonymous) on April 20th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
The author islittle Brown isn't it??
(Anonymous) on April 30th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
The author of the book is Pseodonymous Bosch.
(Anonymous) on April 20th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
The author is little Brown isn't it??
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
i know,i hate lemony snicket.Series of unfortunate events sucks.This book is much better.it should have the famw,not lemony snicket or harry potter(well i guess its prety good) but still
(Anonymous) on April 12th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
this book
I read this book and I loved it! It was kinda anoying though the way it did not tell you half the things a normal book would. So ya
(Anonymous) on April 30th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Is there
a sequel to this book.
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Re: Is there
i already am starting the third.its AWESOME!!