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Title:
We meet again
Author:
Pastis, Stephan, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, including a good grade. It's dirty business. It's best you know nothing. But one thing is for sure that Timmy Failure will be triumphant again!
Language:
English
Reading Level:
480 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.8 3.0 169661.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.6 6 Quiz: 64788.
ISBN:
9780763673758
Format :
Book

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Summary

From the New York Times best-selling creator of Timmy Failure comes a third adventure about the comically overconfident sleuth.

His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs: for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, including a good grade. It's dirty business. It's best you know nothing. But one thing is for sure: Timmy Failure will be triumphant again!


Author Notes

Stephan Pastis was born on January 16, 1968. He received a B.A. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and graduated from the law school at UCLA. Before becoming a cartoonist, he practiced law as an insurance defense litigation attorney for 10 years. He is the creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, which appears in more than 600 newspapers and the author/illustrator of the Timmy Failure series for young readers. In 2014 his title, We Meet Again made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In this third story about the world's greatest detective (who really isn't), Timmy Failure is allowed back to school on academic probation, and he and his mother (and polar bear Total) have moved again now that she has a new job. School continues to be a thorn in Timmy's side, as it gets in the way of his plans for global domination of the detective market. A make-or-break science project, which creates stress and unhealthy competition between his classmates, provides Timmy with the opportunity to establish his credentials once and for all or crash and burn more than he has ever crashed and burned before. Pastis' supporting cast of characters are really beginning to emerge from the grip of Timmy's perspective, and in several cases, they have become effective narrative foils for him, rather than speechless bystanders to his quirkiness. While he is not yet ready for prime time, there are signs that, with the support of people who find him lovable in spite of himself, Timmy Failure will not live up to his name. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Timmy Failure is anything but a failure on the best-seller list. Select author appearances, a book trailer, a teacher's guide, and more should extend this kid's success streak.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-7-Timmy Failure is back along with his business partner, Total, a 1,500 pound polar bear; the tangerine scented "criminal mastermind" Molly Moskins; his best friend, Rollo Toukas; and his arch nemesis Corrina, Corrina. When readers catch up with Timmy this time around, he has been placed on academic probation and the one thing that can save him is the infamous Miracle Report. A report of legend, for it is the only time an assignment has received an "A +++++." Timmy gets paired with the Beast (aka Corrina, Corrina) as his report partner, his mother is dating his little league coach, an evil cat and dog duo are staying in his apartment, and to top it all off, the Scum Bolo Chihuahua that eats children lives in the redwood forest where Timmy has to go for a field trip. Pastis's lovely balance of quirky cartooning and quick-moving text makes this an enjoyable, laugh-out-loud read. Highly recommended for kids who love Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes," Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Lincoln Peirce's "Big Nate" Rachel Renee Russell's or "Dork Diaries." This book and the entire series are a perfect go-to for reluctant readers.- Krishna Grady, Darien Library, CT (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.