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Pseudonymous Bosch
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26 Feb 2010
The third quirky, original and deliciously dark comic adventure from the phenomenon that is Pseudonymous Bosch, author of the hilarious bestseller "The Name of This Book is Secret". Synopsis - Cass, Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji, the youngest members of the top-secret Terces Society, have been given a crucial mission: to track down a cursed Aztec tuning fork that has the power to recreate any flavour the user has ever tasted. But no sooner have they succeeded than Cass' mother is kidnapped by evil chef Senor Hugo, who demands that they hand the fork over so he can use it to create a deadly chocolate recipe for the Terces Society's sworn enemy, the Midnight Sun. Determined to rescue Cass' mum, the kids track the Midnight Sun to their sinister cocoa plantation in the jungle. But when Cass and Yo-Yoji are tricked into eating Hugo's chocolate, it is up to Max-Ernest alone to get the rescue mission back on track - and free the Midnight Sun's enslaved workforce of children...and monkeys. Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked once more by the stylish, tongue-in-cheek story-telling of Pseudonymous Bosch.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (26 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409506312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409506317
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Reminiscent of Lemony Snicket." The Bookseller"

About the Author

Pseudonymous Bosch is a pseudonym, or as he would prefer to call it (because he is very pretentious), a nom de plume. Unfortunately, for reasons he cannot disclose, but which should be obvious to anyone foolhardy enough to read his book, he cannot tell you his real name. But he admits he has a deep-seated fear of mayonnaise.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! 14 May 2010
By 1234JMT
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Bought for my 9 yr old, this book is as great as the previous 2 in the series. My daughter is a confident reader in her own right, but still enjoys sharing a book at bedtime. Both her and her dad have enjoyed this series greatly.
While I would encourage anyone who has not read the previous 2 books to go back and read those first, it is not strictly essential. While I am sure she would have enjoyed reading this on her own, it is one of those books that work incredibly well out loud and shared.

This book is full of adventure, mystery and fun. As the blurb on the back gives such a wonderful flavour of the tone of these books, I will type it out for your enjoyment: " Health Warning: Do NOT OPEN THIS BOOK... Take one sniff of its contents and you will be hooked by an irresistible desire to taste the adventure within. And the ingredients of this adventure are decidedly deadly, including as they do: A cursed Aztec artefact, An evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inhabited by cocoa-crazed monkey and the most dangerous chocolate ever created.. I beg you, step away from this deliciously dark mystery, before the secrets within overpower you."

A real page turner, full of fun, adventure, crazy ideas and brilliantly colourful characters, I can see this being perfect for children aged 8 - 12 yrs approx. Thoroughly recommended by both my daughter, my husband reading it and I admit I find myself straining to listen in from my office, stifling the odd laugh at particularly silly parts.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars this book IS good for you 26 Feb 2010
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hi, having read the other two books(if you want to know the first book is: the name of this book is secret, and this is the third)i think they are brill. so i got the third and wow! this book is incredible and takes you a sterp further into cass's life. the story line is great but i have only one wish: more about the midnight sun. this villan mainly in the book is seno'r hugo. the good thing with the book is that it end's with a brill cliff hanger
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 14 Jun 2011
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Gold Star Award Winner!

Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo-Yogi are in the middle of another mystery.

Señor Hugo, great chocolate experimenter, Dr. L, and Ms. Mauvais are holding Cass' mom captive. The ransom: the legendary Tuning Fork, an instrument that can turn any food or drink into whatever the owner wishes.

Now, Cass and her friends will have to battle deadly sweets, crazy puzzles, and other sinister things in order to defeat Hugo and get her mother back. Where is the great Tuning Fork? Can Cass and her friends stop Hugo from achieving his evil desires?

A fun, action-packed adventure for reluctant readers, the puzzles are especially fun to solve. The humorous chocolate facts and puns are entertaining. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is fun and uniquely crafted. Those who like action, adventure, and mystery stories will truly enjoy reading THIS BOOK IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU.

Reviewed by: Kira M
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is not good for you! 3 May 2014
By suzanne
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Great value for money, worth buying all books like this. Funny and exciting book for my daughter. Pseudonymous Bosch, amusing writer. Will definitely order more books from him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love the book 1 Feb 2014
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I had a total craving for chocolate when i was reading this. I laughed a lot. Love the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! 13 Jan 2014
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Just like the first and second book, this novel is amazing! I could not put my kindle down! The Secret Series is a must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars greay 21 Dec 2013
By bedri
Format:Kindle Edition
I really really enjoyed this book almost as much as the first buy I preferred this one rather than the second one
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5.0 out of 5 stars a mystery on all pages 4 Nov 2013
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An amazing book and a great mystery I wonder what she saw in the tent I love this series it is a brilliant book and a hook like it is making me turn forcing me I like how the author writes it like when you have to sign the contract or a chapter which cannot be named I greatly recommend this book😀
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cacao
When you read this book make sure you have some chocolate with you. This is a scrumptious book with very accurate details of chocolate making from the forest through cappucin... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ilm Saxifrage
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for cool kids
I'm nearly ten and I think this series of books is amazing. Cass is a fantastic character and the stories are really exciting and not girly at all. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Charlotte Levy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very clever
This is a very good book and the author has written this in a very clever way and I loved it.
I can't wait to read the next one :):):):):)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kids loved it
My eleven and eight year olds read this. They are genuinely so intrigued by the whole series. I would definitely recommend buying the series, especially if you have a child who... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book in the series
I love this book because it is simply about chocolates. It's the best book in the series. Anyone who loves chocolate should absolutely read this book. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Catwill9
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
I couldn't put it down it was so full of suspense and surprises
I loved it can't wait to read the next one
Published 18 months ago by Mrs CJ OBrien
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product and service
Arrived quickly, book brand new, very well packaged. Engaging text, and very inexpensive compared to retail prices in our country. Read more
Published 18 months ago by L.A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
A brilliant story though I wish it was not as secretive! This book is good for children aged 8 and above.
Published 20 months ago by Din
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