Search Results: "Tim Wynne-Jones"


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BLINK AND CAUTION by Tim Wynne-Jones
FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"Wynne-Jones' finest, most beautifully written novel yet, one more in a career full of distinguished works. (afterword) (Mystery. YA)"
Two teenagers hurt by life "with its never-ending snares and pitfalls and dire consequences" come together in this elegantly constructed noir mystery and love story. Read full book review >

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REX ZERO, THE GREAT PRETENDER by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Genuinely wholesome, packed with affectionate humor, tension and joy. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
After a childhood spent moving constantly across two countries, Rex wonders why his parents can't settle down. Read full book review >

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A THIEF IN THE HOUSE OF MEMORY by Tim Wynne-Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 15, 2005

"Melancholy, uncanny and emotionally powerful. (Fiction. 12-15)"
How can Declan Steeple plan for the future when he's haunted by the past? Read full book review >

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STEPHEN FAIR by Tim Wynne-Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An intense study in friendship and troubled family relations, in which the steadiest characters are the teenagers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Recurrent nightmares and a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something haunt a teenager in this ethereal novel from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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REX ZERO, KING OF NOTHING by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2008

"An idealized portrait of feisty kids, but affecting for all that. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A carefree childhood in 1962 Ottawa has more depth than first appearances indicate. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"These economically told tales, leavened with generous quantities of humor and tension, carry their messages lightly, and deserve a welcome from all fans of thoughtful, perceptive writing. (Short stories. 11-14)"
Wynne-Jones (Some of the Kinder Planets, 1995, etc.) gets off to a relatively slow start here, but finishes strong. Read full book review >

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THE BOY IN THE BURNING HOUSE by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"That bit of contrivance aside, Wynne-Jones (Stephen Fair, 1998) weaves a strong, sensitively observed cast, plus themes of inner conflict, unlikely friendships, and the enduring power of hate, into a powerful tale that will grip readers from start to finish. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Old sins come home to roost in this taut, terrifying psychological thriller, set largely on an isolated Canadian farm. Read full book review >

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SOME OF THE KINDER PLANETS by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"The contrived plots, along with the presence of laser printers and fax machines, give real-life drama to the mysterious overtones of science fiction, but the narration is uneven: sometimes painterly and lyrical, sometimes bordering on sentimental. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Nine original premises elaborated—sometimes cleverly, sometimes awkwardly—into short stories. Read full book review >

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TIM by Sam Enthoven
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"This may be entertaining for some, but the book could have used some judicious editing and another draft before publication. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
London is in big trouble, and only something really, really big can save the city. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR OF ANY PLACE by Tim Wynne-Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An accomplished wordsmith, Wynne-Jones achieves an extraordinary feat: he illuminates the hidden depths of personalities and families through a mesmerizing blend of realism and magic. (Fiction. 13-17)"
After the shock of his father's sudden death and the arrival of a grandfather he was taught to hate but never met, Evan must unravel a family mystery. Read full book review >

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THE UNINVITED by Tim Wynne-Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Older teen readers looking for something akin to Celia Rees's sensual, brooding The Wish House (2005) will not be disappointed. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
A selfish New York painter fathered three children by different mothers in his reckless youth. Read full book review >

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REX ZERO AND THE END OF THE WORLD by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2007

"Delightfully nerve-wracking, eccentric and optimistic. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lonely and friendless, Rex Norton-Norton has just moved to Ottawa. Read full book review >