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Bad Magic

By Pseudonymous Bosch (Audiobook, 2014)
A magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosh, the bestselling author of the Secret Series

Magic is BAD.
As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that's what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many, thinks.

When words from his journal appear mysteriously on his school wall as graffiti, he never imagines that magic might be to blame. And when the same graffiti lands him at Earth Ranch, a camp for "troubled" kids on a remote volcanic island, magic is the last thing he expects to find there.

But at Earth Ranch, there is one strange surprise after another, until Clay no longer knows what to expect. Is he really talking to a llama? Did he really see a ghost? What is the scary secret hidden in the abandoned library? The only thing he knows for sure is that behind the clouds of vog (volcanic smog), nothing is as it seems. Can he solve the riddle of Earth Ranch before trouble erupts?

Elusive author Pseudonymous Bosch introduces an extraordinary new series that will have you believing in the unbelievable.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $25.00 US/$28.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781478955542

    • On Sale Date: 09/16/2014

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook, Audiobook

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A magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosh, the bestselling author of the Secret Series

Magic is BAD.
As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that's what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many, thinks.

When words from his journal appear mysteriously on his school wall as graffiti, he never imagines that magic might be to blame. And when the same graffiti lands him at Earth Ranch, a camp for "troubled" kids on a remote volcanic island, magic is the last thing he expects to find there.

But at Earth Ranch, there is one strange surprise after another, until Clay no longer knows what to expect. Is he really talking to a llama? Did he really see a ghost? What is the scary secret hidden in the abandoned library? The only thing he knows for sure is that behind the clouds of vog (volcanic smog), nothing is as it seems. Can he solve the riddle of Earth Ranch before trouble erupts?

Elusive author Pseudonymous Bosch introduces an extraordinary new series that will have you believing in the unbelievable.

Pseudonymous Bosch is the author of the New York Times bestselling Secret Series. He loves rich chocolate and fine cheese. His identity is a closely guarded secret.

Gilbert Ford is the author and illustrator of Flying Lessons. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at gilbertford.com.
  • Praise for The Name of This Book is Secret:

    "Equal parts snarky and delightful."
    (Booklist).

  • "Equal parts supernatural whodunit, suspense-filled adventure, and evocative coming-of-age tale." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Like Lemony Snicket with a little Monty Python..."  (LA Weekly).

  • Praise for Write This Book:
    "...A marvelous tutorial, covering everything from how to write effective dialogue to choosing perspective to genre to world-building...Writing a book has never been so much fun. A must-have where the "Secret" series is popular."
    (School Library Journal).

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Product Details

Bad Magic
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $25.00 US/$28.00 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 390
  • ISBN-13: 9781478955542
  • On Sale Date: 09/16/2014

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Bad Magic