Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis
  

Synopsis

Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis

From the New York Times bestselling 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 are throwing him curve balls: for starters, he's on a trial period in school and to keep his place he has to get good grades and really behave. The fabled Miracle report will be the key to his success. It's dirty business. It's best you know nothing. But one thing is for sure - Timmy Failure will be triumphant again! This is the third instalment in the riotous series, follow-up to New York Times bestsellers Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (9781406347876) and Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done (9781406349962). It is an engaging and hilarious character to rival Wimpy Kid and Big Nate. It comes from the author of acclaimed comic strip Pearls Before Swine, which appears in more than 700 newspapers worldwide.

Reviews

For Timmy Failure, success is the only option! (Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate) A fabulously fun read. Original and quirky, with real heart. (Philip Ardagh, Guardian, on Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made)

About the Author

Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis is the creator of Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than six hundred newspapers and boasts a devoted following. His 2011 compilation Larry in Wonderland debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback graphic novels. Timmy Failure was his first novel for young readers. He lives in northern California.

Where did the idea for Timmy Failure originate?
I wanted to create a character with a big blind spot. And Timmy’s is enormous. He is not
good at anything he does, and yet he thinks he’s the centre of the universe. I like working with characters like that. I think I made him a detective because in kids’ books, the boy detective is always so smart and clever. I wanted to turn that on its head.

Who is your favourite supporting character in the book?
Corrina Corrina. I like the fact that she’s the protagonist’s enemy but that she doesn’t even know that the protagonist is alive. Timmy’s just not a part of her everyday life. On the other hand, he is completely consumed with her.

What’s next for Timmy and Total?
Timmy will continue to try to conquer the universe. And he will fall short. And he will
blame it all on his polar bear.

“Timmy is a detective who cantake any mystery and make it more mysterious.”

Photo by Susan Young

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
272 pages
Interest Age: 9 years +

Author

Stephan Pastis
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Author's Website

www.timmyfailure.com

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

30th October 2014

ISBN

9781406356748


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