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Tim Wynne-Jones Books In Order

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Publication Order of Rex Zero Books

Rex Zero and the End of the World (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rex Zero, King of Nothing (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rex Zero, The Great Pretender (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zoom Trilogy Books

Zoom at Sea (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zoom Away (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zoom Upstream (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Madeline & Ermadello (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Odd's End (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knot (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Architect of the Moon (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fastyngange (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mischief City (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hour of the Frog (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voices (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Piece of Sky (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mouse in the Manger (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rosie Backstage (With: AmandaLewis) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maestro (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Survival Game (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flight of Burl Crow (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stephen Fair (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the Fries (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy in the Burning House (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ned Mouse Breaks Away (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Thief in the House of Memory (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Click (With: Eoin Colfer,Roddy Doyle,David Almond,Nick Hornby,Linda Sue Park) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Uninvited (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blink and Caution (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emperor of Any Place (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ruinous Sweep (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Starlight Claim (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

I'll Make You Small (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Builder of the Moon (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boat in the Tree (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Tumbledown Hill (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pounce de Leon (With: Alfredo Tapia) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Some Of The Kinder Planets (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Of Changes: Stories (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the fries and other stories (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War at the Snow White Motel and Other Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Emily, Veronica, Frederick, and Friends(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Thorn, White Rose(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What If...?(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boys' Own: An Anthology of Canadian Fiction for Young Readers(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An International Christmas: Seasonal Stories and Poems from Canada and Around the World(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Click(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Tim Wynne-Jones was born August 12, 1948 in Bromborough, Cheshire, Great Britain. He emigrated to Canada in the year 1952 and grew up in Ontario and British Columbia.

He is an English-Canadian writer of children’s literature, which includes picture books and novels for children and young adults. He writes the “Rex Zero” series and the “Zoom” series.

He won an Arthur Ellis Award (Best Juvenile) and an Edgar Award (Best Young Adult) for “The Boy in the Burning House”. In the year 2012, he was Canada’s nominee for the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his work as a children’s author. “Odd’s End” was awarded a fifty thousand dollar Seal First Novel Award. “Zoom Away” won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award.

It is said that his first book, “Odd’s End”, was written in just five weeks while his wife was away. It was published in the year 1980 by McClelland & Stewart.

“Zoom at Sea” is the first novel in the “Zoom” series, which was released in the year 1983. Zoom, a cat, explores his attic one afternoon, and discovers a map that was drawn by his mysterious Uncle Roy with some directions to the sea. Following destiny, he meets a girl named Maria, who turns her dark house into a roaring ocean. It is complete with driftwood, screeching gulls, and way, way off in the distance is Uncle Roy’s elusive ship.

The book is magical and exciting, and the illustrations feature drawings that have many skillful tiny details that enhance the story. The story has elements of fantasy and ambiguity that is sure to make it intriguing for younger readers.

“Zoom Away” is the second novel in the “Zoom” series, which was released in the year 1987. Summer is here and most of the cats are out chasing butterflies. Not Zoom, though. He is at home knitting something warm to get himself ready for his latest amazing adventure. With the aid of the mysterious and gorgeous Maria, Zoom goes off to the North Pole to find Captain Roy, his missing uncle.

Each of these books feature some outstanding illustrations in them that readers cannot get enough of. The books bring back some wonderful memories from when readers first read them when they were kids.

“Zoom Upstream” is the third novel in the “Zoom” series, which was released in the year 1992. Zoom wakes up from a nap to find his buddy Maria missing, and he goes off after her. Following Maria any place in her house leads inevitably to an adventure. A mysterious path found behind a bookcase takes him down a dark river over to a gentle night in Egypt and a room filled with mummies.

“Rex Zero and the End of the World” is the first novel in the “Rex Zero” series, which was released in the year 2006. Why is everybody so scared? That is what Rex Norton-Norton, or Rex Zero, the new kid wonders while he rides his bike through Ottawa’s streets. Could it be kidnappers? Spies? Or maybe it is because of a shadowy creature some say is stalking Adams Park. One thing is absolutely certain during the summer of 1962 while the Cold War gets warmer: nothing is quite like it appears. What is a boy to do?

If his name happens to be Rex Zero and has a bike he dubbed “Diablo”, five wild and funny siblings, an alpha dog named Kincho, a mind that turns everything inside out, a basement bomb shelter that is built from old Punch magazines, he is bound to come up with something amazing.

This is a superb book that features some excellent writing, a wonderful cast of characters, and a story that keeps you guessing throughout. The author tells the story with charm and laugh-out-loud humor. The author sets the scene of 1962 very well and tells a wonderful story in this time period.

“Rex Zero, King of Nothing” is the second novel in the “Rex Zero” series, which was released in the year 2008. Rex Zero, now a sixth grader, and his buddies come up with a plan to replace the substitute teacher from hell, and Rex takes up the persona of no one other than “Dr. Love”. Events obviously spin hilariously out of control, with Miss Garr’s cruel behavior being a mystery to Rex. Then again, Rex’s world is full of mysteries.

Why does the beautiful woman in white have a black eye? There is the little black book filled up with names. Whose could it be? Why would Rex’s dad have a hidden letter that starts with “Mein Liebchen”?

Could any of these things have anything to do with the mystery of love? Underneath all of this is an age-old question of how to stand up and be a man. For if, as Rex’s dad puts it, a man must do what a man must do, how will Rex know what to do and when he has to do it?

“Rex Zero, the Great Pretender” is the third novel in the “Rex Zero” series, which was released in the year 2010. September 1963 and Rex gets blindsided by some unexpected news. His family is moving once more, it is only to the other side of the city, but it may as well be on the other side of the moon as far as Rex is concerned. Desperately, Rex starts secretly starts taking public transit to go back to his old school, a plan that works fine until he runs out of coins.

His sister Annie catches him in the act of stealing the change from their mother’s purse, and sisterly blackmail is an added problem. Not just that, but Rex has gotten on the bad side of Spew, who is the hockey thug bully that went to his old school, Spew and his sidekicks Dribble and Puke are looking to get Rex. And they know where he lives. Rex winds up using his lively imagination and wits to get out of his pickle with some surprising and sobering consequences.

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