The Book You're Not Supposed to Have
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Timmy Failure volume 5.
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Candlewick Press 2016
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IL: MG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 3
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610L
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Banishment from his life's calling can't keep a comically overconfident detective down in the latest episode by New York Times bestseller Stephan Pastis.

This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there's a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth, and a teachers' strike that is crippling Timmy Failure's academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It's a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook, but then the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or maybe longer. And will Timmy's mom really marry Doorman Dave?

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Street Date:
09/27/2016
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English
ISBN:
9780763692216
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610
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        Stephan Pastis is the creator of Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than six hundred US newspapers and boasts a devoted following. His 2011 compilation Larry in Wonderland debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback graphic novels. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made was his first book for young readers, and it was followed by three more Timmy Failure books He lives in northern California.

        Stephan Pastis took an unusual route to becoming a number-one best-selling comics creator: he went to law school. It's not that he didn't want to become a cartoonist—as a child growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of San Marino, he spent many happy hours off by himself drawing (when he wasn't collecting baseball cards). He was routinely called on to create cartoons for his school newspapers. But by the time he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in political science, Pastis—a completely self-taught artist—felt it unlikely that his cartoons would ever be syndicated.
        So he found himself sitting in class at UCLA Law School, hopelessly bored, sketching the character Rat (who would later become a mainstay of all his future comic strips). Creative inspiration followed him through graduation in 1993 to his first law firm job in San Francisco, where by 1996 he finally started submitting his comics to syndicates. Persisting through an initial spate of rejections, Stephan Pastis created his signature strip, Pearls Before Swine, in 1997 and signed on with United Media in 1999. Pearls was off and running, making appearances on the web, in newspapers, and in many best-selling books.

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Banishment from his life's calling can't keep a comically overconfident detective down in the latest episode by New York Times bestseller Stephan Pastis.

This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there's a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth, and a teachers' strike that is crippling Timmy Failure's academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It's a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook, but then the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or maybe longer. And will Timmy's mom really marry Doorman Dave?

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        July 1, 2016
        Who could ban the world's greatest detective from detecting? In a word: mom. After the fiasco that was his last case (and Timmy Failure may not admit it, but which of his cases wasn't a fiasco?), his mother banned him from running his detective business...at least until the end of the school year. Thanks to a teacher's strike, the school year gets extended, but Timmy has too many important cases (not really) to wait. He sets up shop in the garden-shed section of the local Home Despot, and while attempting to survive piano lessons, orthodontist visits, his mother's wedding plans, and possibly homicidal cousins, he secretly continues to detect (even though his polar-bear assistant is too distracted by the $1 hot dogs sold nearby to do any assisting). When best friend Rollo Tookus goes missing, Timmy is on the case, hiring tangerine-scented Molly Moskins to help out. Will he find Rollo? Will Mom marry Doorman Dave? Will Timmy realize his detection skills rival those of the nearest rosebush? Cartoonist Pastis continues his heavily illustrated bestselling series with a fifth mystery that basically doesn't exist. Several chapter titles will be funny only to adults reading along, but the ample cartoons and clueless timfoolery will entertain all and sundry. Wittier than the Wimpy Kid and with a movie in the offing, the series can only gain fans. (Graphic/mystery hybrid. 7-12)

        COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there's a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth, and a teachers' strike that is crippling Timmy Failure's academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It's a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook, but then the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or maybe longer. And will Timmy's mom really marry Doorman Dave?

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