Timmi Tobson Adventures
3 Books

J.I. Wagner

2018 - Ongoing

A modern homage to old puzzle books, with modern illustrations and characters.

Timmi Tobson Adventures

Appearing in recent years, and originating from a Kickstarter campaign, this modern series of puzzle books are unashamedly influenced by Hans Jurgen Press and similar classic adventure books. The author, J.I. Wagner can be found promoting the book in various forums across the web, pointing out the inspiration for certain characters (Danny Devito being one) and at the time of writing has 3 books in the series.

The main protagonist is Timmi Tobson, who, with his friends, go around solving conveniently grandiose mysteries, which make for fun stories. Illustrations are bold and colorful, in contrast to the books influences stark black and white illustrations, and characters work as a recurring team for readers to follow.

Books in this series
1
Legend of the Star Runner
J.I. Wagner
Cindy Foehlich (Illustrator)
2018

Following the clues concealed within a centuries-old family legacy, Timmi Tobbson and his friends hope to save a dear friend. But only twenty-four hours remain to unravel the legend of a long-lost pirate ship, buried somewhere deep beneath the city streets. Unbeknownst to them, their search awakens a mystical dark power, sworn to protect what is hidden on board the once famous Star Runner.

Mysteries to Solve

The adventure is divided into 31 concise chapters, each of which ends with a puzzle to be solved by finding and interpreting visual clues concealed within a beautiful color illustration. Suited for explorers and sleuths young and old. Children under 8 years may need assistance in solving some of the puzzles. Grade level: 3rd and up.

Beautiful Color Illustrations

Legend of the Star Runner gives readers the best of both worlds, merging the visual appeal of a graphic novel with text-based storytelling's power to spark imagination.

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4.42
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
186 pages
ISBN ASIN B07D1R18VQ
2
Legacy of the Inventor
J.I. Wagner
Cindy Foehlich (Illustrator)
2020

A world famous inventor disappears under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind clues to a well hidden secret. In a race against time, Timmi Tobbson and his friends hope to uncover and save the inventors legacy, while an old and powerful enemy resurfaces, stopping at nothing to get there first.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
160 pages
ISBN 9783963267727
3
Family Secret Explorers: A Family Secret
J.I. Wagner
Cindy Foehlich (Illustrator)
2020

A brand new adventure for Timmi, Lilli and Marvin awaits! A world famous inventor disappears under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind clues to a well hidden secret. In a race against time, Timmi Tobbson and his friends hope to uncover and save the inventors legacy, while an old and powerful enemy resurfaces, stopping at nothing to get there first.

Unravel 'solve-them-yourself picture mysteries' and uncover the Legacy of the Inventor!

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☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
ISBN ASIN B08L5KV51X