Search Results: "Tim Tharp"


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MOJO by Tim Tharp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"Flawless fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
An Oklahoma City high school loser becomes an amateur detective. Read full book review >

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FALLING DARK by Tim Tharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Badly organized and far too loose, but Tharp's debut has a poignancy and grace that gets it over the bumps on its way: Worth a look."
A rambling but interesting debut (winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize) about a troubled family that comes under the influence of a drifter and his drug-dealing boss. Read full book review >

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THE SPECTACULAR NOW by Tim Tharp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"The story loses steam as its shock value dissipates, and ultimately the booze ends up having more bang than the book. (Fiction. YA)"
It won't take long for readers to deduce that Sutter Keely, the dreamless, ne'er-do-well protagonist of Tharp's third novel for teens, is a bona fide alcoholic with a misled heart of gold. Read full book review >

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BADD by Tim Tharp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Absorbing and redemptive. (Fiction. YA)"
Alcohol, weed, fighting and sex are par for the course for Ceejay, except sex is not a big thing personally. Read full book review >

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KNIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY by Tim Tharp
FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"However, this intriguing work demands an audience. (Fiction. YA)"
The Kennishaw Knights personify Oklahoma hill country, where guys play football, drink beer, talk about sex (but not love), and players seek local immortality by achieving a fifth straight undefeated season. Read full book review >

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IS THAT A CAT? by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Even the endpapers are in on the fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Will this series of mistaken identities have a happy ending? Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE GOLDEN MONKEY by Tim Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"While this series doesn't have aspirations to high literature, it does fulfill an important developmental reading need with high-interest humor and adventure. (Adventure. 6-8)"
Monkey business allows young children to make a serious transition from early readers to chapter books. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The shoe is on the other foot when these talented piggies get their due, so consider this for storytimes or households that need an extra kick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lead singer of the indie rock band Les Savy Fav takes some time to consider the secret lives of toes. Read full book review >

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ROASTED PEANUTS by Tim Egan
by Tim Egan, illustrated by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: April 3, 2006

"Dead-pan humor with a pitch-perfect aim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam and Jackson love to sit and watch baseball at Grant's Field. Read full book review >

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THE TRIAL OF CARDIGAN JONES by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Not Egan at his best, though this may have some potential as a discussion starter on the idea of 'innocent until proven guilty.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only hints of the deadpan humor that made Egan's Serious Farm (2003) and other tales so droll come through here. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD by Tim Coffey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The engaging story has a calm, reassuring quality about it, and the well-integrated text and art flow seamlessly toward the quiet ending with Little Reindeer and his mother asleep on Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The main characters of this gentle story are three sweet, appealing reindeer: Papa, Mama, and their son, Little Reindeer. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT HODGES' CAFE by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"One of the most exceptional and offbeat stories in some time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe. Read full book review >