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Tim J. Myers

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Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and lecturer at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. His"Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood" is out from Familius and "Nectar of Story: Poems" from BlazeVox. He has 15 children's books out and one on the way. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, the Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, and others. He’s published over 130 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has a poetry chapbook out, won a major prize in science fiction, was nominated for two Pushcarts, and has published much other fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. He recently won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year award. His website is ww ...more

When it comes to fantasy novels there is, naturally, a wide range of literary quality—to the point that many readers are put off by the whole genre. If you're in that category, try Garth Nix's Abhorsen books; I think you'll change your tune. "Goldenhand," his latest in the series, reminded me of this in the most powerful way possible.

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Published on August 08, 2016 13:45 • 14 views • Tags: abhorsen, abhorsen-series, fantasy, fantasy-novel, garth-nix, goldenhand, great-fantasy, ya-fantasy
Average rating: 3.85 · 461 ratings · 131 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe

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Basho and the River Stones

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Basho and the Fox

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Looking for Luna

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Good Babies: A Tale of Trol...

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Tanuki's Gift: A Japanese Tale

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If You Give a T-Rex a Bone

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The Outfoxed Fox

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Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: Poetry about the human body
"Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood" (Parenting & Families)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: A realistic but also hilarious description of two hours of actual parenting
That Mass at Which the Tongue Is Celebrant (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: A poetry chapbook focusing on language, human speech, the tongue, and other related matters.
Dark-Sparkle Tea and Other Bedtime Poems (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: Poems for bedtime--some sleepy, some wild and fun!
The Outfoxed Fox (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: When a magical fox clan tries to rid themselves of a dangerous hunter, there's more than one kind of magic involved!
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Ute Indian prayer trees of the Pikes Peak region by John Wesley Anderson
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John Anderson, a former El Paso County Sheriff, grew up on a ranch near Colorado Springs—he's got the Pikes Peak Region in his bones. And precisely because of that, he's done something I find profound: looked back past current American culture to the ...more
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Goldenhand by Garth Nix
Goldenhand (Abhorsen, #5)
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When it comes to fantasy novels there is, naturally, a wide range of literary quality—to the point that many readers are put off by the whole genre. If you're in that category, try Garth Nix's Abhorsen books; I think you'll change your tune. "Golden ...more
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The Thunder Egg
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Tim J. Myers' new children 19s book, "The Thunder Egg," is out from Wisdom Tales Press. Stands-by-Herself, a young Cheyenne girl, faces a painful decision 14should she give up something she loves for the good of her people? There is sacrifice 14and w ...more
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Looking for Luna
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My daughter and I--when she was little--used to delight in finding cats all over our neighborhood. In this book, a father and his daughter are looking for their own cat, Luna, and missing her very much. But will they find her?
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The Furry-Legged Teapot by Tim J. Myers
The Furry-Legged Teapot
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The furry Japanese animal called the "tanuki" can magically transform itself into anything. But when young Yoshi first changes himself, he gets stuck--as a teapot! Will he ever be able to be a tanuki again?
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Tanuki's Gift by Tim J. Myers
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This is my retelling of a beautiful but little known Japanese folktale. A Buddhist priest and a tanuki (a "raccoon-dog") become friends, but when the tanuki disappears, the priest fears the worst. A book about the depths of friendship.
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If You Give a T-Rex a Bone by Tim Myers
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What if you could go back to ancient times and actually see dinosaurs and other huge and unusual ancient animals? Well, it would be interesting--DANGEROUSLY interesting!
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Dark Sparkle Tea by Tim J. Myers
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It's bedtime--and while adults want kids to go to sleep, kids usually want to stay up! This book of bedtime poems will appeal to both, since it has funny, crazy, energetic poems as well as snooze-worthy one. Sweet dreams!
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Good Babies by Tim J. Myers
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When an evil witch passes through a mountain valley, she decides to switch the new babies of the human family and troll family living there. Things get very strange--but it doesn't turn out as she expected!
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Basho and the Fox by Tim J. Myers
Basho and the Fox
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When the great Japanese poet Basho moves to a new place, the local foxes want to continue eating the cherries of the tree on his property. This leads to a poetry contest--and a surprising ending!
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