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Stephan Pastis

Biography

Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis was once a "love me tender" lawyer who created Pearls Before Swine to relieve boredom. He lives in his own Graceland in northern California with his wife, two children and his blue suede shoes.

Stephan Pastis

Books by Stephan Pastis

by Stephan Pastis - Children's 8-12, Humor, Mystery

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?

by Stephan Pastis - Children's, Fiction
Timmy Failure is about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school competition to find a stolen globe. It has a $500 prize, which is guaranteed to set him up for life. But someone is clearly trying to game the system. So it’s up to Timmy Failure, along with Total and his eccentric Great-Aunt Colander, to avenge these shenanigans. Defeat this injustice. That is, if he can get his entry form in on time...
by Stephan Pastis - Graphic Novel, Humor, Mystery, Youth Fiction

In this fourth volume of Timmy Failure’s memoirs, Timmy is forced to hit the road in a cross-country trip that includes Timmy’s mom, Total the polar bear, Doorman Dave and smells-like-a-tangerine criminal mastermind Molly Moskins. It’s a world gone mad, where good becomes bad, and Timmy Failure is a condemned man.

by Stephan Pastis - Children's 8-12, Fiction

In this fourth volume of Timmy Failure’s memoirs, Timmy is forced to hit the road in a cross-country trip that includes Timmy’s mom, Total the polar bear, Doorman Dave, and smells-like-a-tangerine criminal mastermind Molly Moskins. It’s a world gone mad, where good becomes bad, and Timmy Failure is a condemned man.

by Stephan Pastis - Mystery

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!

by Stephan Pastis - Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Mystery

Take 11-year-old Timmy Failure --- the clueless, self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his lazy business partner, a large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile --- Timmy’s mom’s Segway --- and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won’t stress out about the bills anymore.