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For fans of the film series Shrek and the Chronicles of Narnia and of Frozen, as well as classic books such as Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Cricket in Times Square, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle, this imaginative and engaging debut middle-grade novel by author/illustrator/animator Henrik Tamm includes plucky animal characters, action-packed adventure, and lush full-color illustrations throughout.
Timmy the cat, his pal Simon the mink, and the pig brothers Jasper and Casper are inventors, and they’re hoping to sell their fabulous new contraption to a local merchant. With high hopes, they haul their machine through the crowded streets of Elyzandrium—and are promptly robbed by a gang of bullies. With the help of two new friends, Alfred, a kindly old toymaker, and Flores, a skilled cat pilot, Timmy and his pals set out to get back what is rightfully theirs. As it turns out, they’re not the only victims of these dastardly criminals. But what can this band of misfits do?
In this action-packed adventure, the intrepid Timmy and his wily friends transform themselves into crime-fighting ninjas—and quite possibly heroes!
there is someone who is somehow stealing these children’s laughter, he would send his gangs out to collect the kids in all directions, wouldn’t he?” “Or she,” Timmy interjected. Flores ignored him and studied the map more closely. In the area in the middle of the coins were several large structures joined together. They were surrounded by a tall wall. “What is this?” Flores asked. Alfred leaned in to get a closer look. “An old factory. It’s been abandoned for years. The wall makes it
him, on a table, was a small mountain of chocolate éclairs. By the end of the evening, he would have consumed at least fourteen of them. He turned and looked around at the empty room. It pleased him that it was empty. He always felt cranky after seeing the Gribble cousins. Once, they had been useful. They had collected parts for his machine, and they had brought him children whose laughter would power it. It hadn’t been very difficult for them to find these kids. Children were everywhere. It was
visit us at RHTeachersLibrarians.com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Tamm, Henrik. [Ninja Timmy och de stulna skratten. English] Ninja Timmy / Henrik Tamm. pages cm Originally published in Swedish by Bonnier Carlsen in 2013 under title: Ninja Timmy och de stulna skratten. Summary: In the city of Elyzandrium, an intrepid cat and his animal friends meet an inventor of magical toys, investigate the case of the stolen laughter, and ultimately become a successful crime
want it. The thing all of you take for granted. Only I seem to understand the true value of it.” Rabbit paused, then spoke coldly and clearly. “Life, my dear feline friend. What you would call…a soul.” Flores stared at him. She suddenly felt sad for this creature. What a horrific way to go about getting a soul. “So you’re stealing the souls of innocent children in order to get one yourself?” she spat out, staring at him. The Blue Rabbit made no sign of even hearing her. Instead he leaned down
Timmy felt completely aware, yet the room around him seemed distant. The sensation lasted for only a moment. Then the glow faded, and the whispers of his friends filtered back into his consciousness. As he looked up, he could see how Alfred watched him intently, then smiled with recognition. He spoke calmly: “What you are feeling is only a tickle of the power contained within. It is feeling you, as you are feeling it. In a way, it is alive—just like you. Powerful magic works that way. You could