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Write This Book

A Do-It-Yourself Mystery
By Pseudonymous Bosch (Trade Paperback, 2014)
This imaginative companion to the New York Times bestselling Secret Series teases, prompts, and leads readers through the steps of writing a story. Bosch's signature rip-roaring voice delivers an engaging narrative (for the reader to help complete!) and interactive puzzles and games. Readers get the chance to create their own story while enjoying a satisfying mystery as well.

Here's a note from our fearless "author":
I feared this might happen. I knew reading was a dangerous business, but now it's not safe for writers either! You see, the author of this book is missing. Well, maybe not "missing." A certain author whom I won't name (okay, me) has abandoned his book and has left his readers hanging out to dry. This is a crime, I admit, but there it is. Most of this book, well, I just haven't written it. And I'm not going to, either.

Why? Oh, I have my reasons. Big. Grown up. Author. Reasons. Unfortunately, I can't reveal them yet. Let's just say a life is at stake (mine) and leave it at that. So will you do it? Pretty please? You'll do it? Thank you! But please hurry! Time is of the essence and you can't wait any longer. You must WRITE THIS BOOK!
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316207805

    • On Sale Date: 06/17/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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This imaginative companion to the New York Times bestselling Secret Series teases, prompts, and leads readers through the steps of writing a story. Bosch's signature rip-roaring voice delivers an engaging narrative (for the reader to help complete!) and interactive puzzles and games. Readers get the chance to create their own story while enjoying a satisfying mystery as well.

Here's a note from our fearless "author":
I feared this might happen. I knew reading was a dangerous business, but now it's not safe for writers either! You see, the author of this book is missing. Well, maybe not "missing." A certain author whom I won't name (okay, me) has abandoned his book and has left his readers hanging out to dry. This is a crime, I admit, but there it is. Most of this book, well, I just haven't written it. And I'm not going to, either.

Why? Oh, I have my reasons. Big. Grown up. Author. Reasons. Unfortunately, I can't reveal them yet. Let's just say a life is at stake (mine) and leave it at that. So will you do it? Pretty please? You'll do it? Thank you! But please hurry! Time is of the essence and you can't wait any longer. You must WRITE THIS BOOK!

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 www.gilbertford.com.

  • 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).

  • "Through a variety of puzzles, games, and activities, readers become writers and, hopefully, learn a little about the writing process as they go." (Parents.com).

  • "Fans of The Secret Series will feel right at home with Bosch's trademark style and humor which starts right from the beginning...This would be a great book to use in summer writing groups or as part of a writing club at a school." (Kid Lit Frenzy).

  • Praise for The Name of This Book Is Secret:
    EB White Award winner
    BookSense Children's Pick
    NAPPA Gold Book
    VOYA Top Shelf Pick
    Edgar Award nominee. 
    Al Roker's Book Club for Kids pick

    "Equal parts snarky and delightful."
      --- Booklist 

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

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Write This Book
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 304
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316207805
  • On Sale Date: 06/17/2014

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Write This Book