Synopses & Reviews
Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book.
OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you're wrong.
I'm not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited intiation into the mysterious Terces Society, or the ongoing fight against the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais. I certainly won't be telling you about how the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro!
Oh, blast! I've done it again. Well, at least I didn't tell you about the missing Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, or the mysterious creature born in a bottle over 500 years ago, the key to the biggest secret of all.
I really can't help myself, now can I? Let's face it - if you're reading this, it's too late.
"As always, the authors keep readers giggling . . . Good, merry fun dances on every page, with bubbling humor for child and adult alike."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews"The Klise sisters have their formula down to a science: a heavily illustrated, comedic/ghostly mystery revealed in a series of letters and documents by a quirky cast whose pun-filled names are truly groanworthy."and#8212;Booklist
Praise for Dying to Meet You:
2010-2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
Nevada Young Readers Awardand#160;Nominee
Summer 2009 Kid's Indie Next Listand#160;
"Fresh, funny."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"This first title in a new series will appeal to readers, especially reluctant ones, as it moves quickly and leaves its audience eager for book two."and#8212;SLJ
Praise for Over My Dead Body:
"The laughter continues in this second installment."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"All in all, the short, graphic-heavy text and broad humor will appeal to middle grade readers."and#8212;SLJ
Praise Regarding the series:
"Zany."and#8212;The Horn Book
"[A] clever funny romp."and#8212;SLJ
"Consistently clear and often hilarious, [Regarding the Trees] and its series mates may well become perennial favorites with young readers."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"Fforde's signature humor and tongue-in-cheek social commentary persist in the second book of The Chronicles of Kazam trilogy."
"It's not essential to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but those who enjoyed the witty wordplay and whacked-out humor of The Last Dragonslayer will find the same delights in this sequel." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Imaginatively energetic and made more so by a gloriously formidable female protagonist."
—The Horn Book Magazine
"The second volume in The Chronicles of Kazam is just as full of inspired silliness as the first . . . Fans will cheer this new installment, while readers who are new to the series can leap right into the fun."
"Jennifer is a fabulous character-smart, resilient, brave, willing to speak her mind and follow her heart, even when it absolutely does not seem like the right thing to do. . . The pace rarely slows. Nor does the silliness."
—School Library Journal
Pseudonymous Bosch is back with another smart and original book that is hard to put down
When last we left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, they were about to join a secret society and join the fight to stop their evil archenemies. While waiting for a sign from the society, the kids stumble upon a fast-paced adventure, filled with more codes to crack and mysteries to solve. An adventure that could lead them right to the secret everyone's been searching for. What is this secret, you ask? You'll have to read to find out---if you dare
Cass and Max-Ernest ("The Names of This Book Is Secret") discover the secret of the Terces Society and join in the fight to stop the evil Ms. Mauvais and Dr. L. The kids soon stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pierto, leader of the Terces and brother to Dr. L.
When a dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents, Ignatius B. Grumply and Olive C. Spence, are less enthusiasticand#8212;especially when Secret, the dog, begins barking all night long. Is it possible Secret just misses his old companion, the late Noah Breth, whose children are fighting like cats and dogs over their fatherand#8217;s money? Or does Secret have a secret that, in the end, will make the entire town of Ghastly howl with delight?and#160;
This third book in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a runaway mystery told in letters, limericks, a last will, and loose change, is guaranteed to please anyone whoand#8217;s ever tried to keep a secret.
Return to the witty, wizardly world of the Chronicles of Kazam with the fabulous follow-up to The Last Dragonslayer.
Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now its finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the king and his cronies—but theres no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a fight. A suspenseful, satirical story of Quarkbeasts, trolls, and wizidrical crackle!
About the Author
is the author of many successful punny and funny middle grade novels, including the first two books in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, the Regarding the . . . series, Trial by Journal,
and Letters from Camp.
She's also written six picture books and two young adult novels, Deliver Us From Normal
and Far From Normal.
Kate's a correspondent for People
magazine. She lives in rural Missouri.