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Ho-Ho-NOOO! by Bill Myers

Ho-Ho-NOOO! is all about TJ Finkelstein learning the real meaning of Christmas as she prepares for her future as a world leader with a little help from her 23rd-century goofball friends, Tuna and Herby. In a competition with her middle sister, TJ races to earn money so she can give it to her father as a Christmas present; he’s lost his job and the family is preparing to spend their first Christmas without their mom. Thanks to Tuna and Herby’s help at her job interview, where their futuristic gadgets expose the true motivation of each candidate, TJ lands a job at the mall—making kids smile for Santa and eventually playing (a much smaller) Santa herself. That job turns into a nanny gig for pop star Lady Goo-Goo’s spoiled and unattended kids. She also takes on a delivery job to help with dreamy Chad Steel’s plan to provide a hearty meal for the homeless on Christmas Eve . . . only to find herself delivering caviar cream puffs on the whim of TV star and classmate Hesper Breakahart. Despite all her work, her efforts to get money for Christmas backfire, but in the end TJ realizes Christmas is really about being with those she loves and sharing the love God has given through Christ. Tyndale House Publishers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781414334561
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Series: TJ and the Time Stumblers Series , #4
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Bill Myers (www.Billmyers.com) is a bestselling author and award-winning writer/director whose work has won forty national and international awards. His books and videos have sold eight million copies and include The Seeing, Eli, The Voice, My Life as, Forbidden Doors, and McGee and Me. Bill Myers trabaja con los jovenes y es un escritor/director cuyos libros y peliculas han ganado cuarenta galardones nacionales e internacionales. Es el cocreador de McGee and Me, y autor de la serie Forbidden Doors, la serie My Life as..., The Seeing.

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Ho-Ho-NOOO! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ho-Ho-NOOO! is a fairly typical popular-Christian Christmas story. TJ’s family is in for a meager holiday and she takes a series of jobs to raise money to give to her father. Her best laid plans fall apart, though, and ultimately she learns the unoriginal-but-still-important lesson that Christmas is more about the gift of God than about the gifts we give one another. I received the TJ and the Time Stumblers series (6 books in all) for my classroom, and they quickly became hits with a lot of the kids. A Christian riff on Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the Time Stumblers series features Herby and Tuna, two silly guys from the 2200’s who travel back in time to the twenty-first century in order to get some first-hand data for their history project on TJ Finkelstein, a great world leader from their past. They end up stuck with a seventh-grade version of TJ in her own time, and while they work on finding their way home they help TJ learn many of the biblical virtues and life lessons that will make her a godly and revered leader one day. My female students love that the books feature a godly heroine who, though destined for greatness, struggles with the same hardships, homework, and heartbreaks as them; and the boys get a kick out of Herby and Tuna’s antics.
hannah97 More than 1 year ago
The fourth book in the TJ and the Time Stumblers series, Ho-Ho-NOOO! By Bill Myers looked fun. It wasn’t a disappointment. TJ and her time traveling buddies are neck deep in trouble once again. If your a fan of Bill Myers you'll love this series. Great for kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lays on bed in thong and bra.
KMarkovich More than 1 year ago
I liked the truth knife that Herby used to make kids tell the truth – I wonder what it would be like to make everyone tell the truth? More zany antics by Herby and Tuna, 23rd century time travelers who bother TJ, but also help her learn real truths. This time TJ learns about what Christmas is really about – not gifts but “Being with the ones you love…and loving your friends and neighbors as God loves them.”
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Ho Ho Nooo! is such a fun read. Especially, when TJ meets up with Lady Goo Goo's kids. This book cracked me up. TJ goes on quite a Christmas adventure. A great way to learn the true meaning of Christmas. 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i will be back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Left, leaving no indication where he went
BeachNana8 More than 1 year ago
The book opens with torpedoes, explosions, and the fun of playing video games as TJ and her sister try to plan to give their only living parent, their father, a Christmas present. Then her father loses his job. TJ decides to get a job at a department store as Santa’s helper to get children’s pictures taken. Instead of spending time with her family TJ keeps getting more jobs. Of course, Herby and Tuna, the 23rd century kids try to help her out - but is it really helping? Lots of crazy kid antics and eventually TJ learns some life lessons. I enjoy this series!
thedeena63 More than 1 year ago
"Ho-Ho-Nooo!" is the fourth book in Bill Myers series TJ and the Time Stumblers, and I have to admit...I wasn't too impressed. But what do I know? I'm a grown up. TJ finds herself in competition with her sister to buy her father the most expensive and extravagant Christmas gift, working so many jobs that she ends up missing out on valuable family time. And the Finkelstein family has more family time now than ever, since Dad was let go and hasn't found a new position during the Christmas season. In the fury and frenzy to make money and afford gifts the meaning of the day is forgotten. Tuna and Herby work behind the scenes (and sometimes in the middle of TJ's life) to point their future hero in the right direction. But the hijinks goes over the top for me in this one. I'm sure this is a popular series with pre-teens and the younger readers that are the target audience, it just didn't do much for me. So check this one out for yourself and see what you think. For me, I'm passing my copy on to someone who might appreciate it more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age: 19. Look: Red long wavy hair. Brown eyes. Boo.z: round and firm. CUP SIZE 47. Likes: swimming, fashion, running. She likes h.o.r...n..men and likes to be treated in any s.e.x,,,y way. Go ahead she won't care. Whipping spanking..ect. Anything! Pu.ss: shaved, tight. Is garunteed to c."""u....
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rlighthouse More than 1 year ago
It is Christmas time and T.J.'s sister has already planned the perfect present for her Dad. T.J. decided that she needed to get her Dad a bigger and better present but in order to do that she needed money. She got a job at a local department store and ended up babysitting a local celebrity's children. She kept tallying her money earned and thought she might have a chance to give her Dad the "biggest gift" but on Christmas Eve her life took a downward spiral. T.J. learned that Christmas is not about who can give the best present or the most stuff, its about spending time with your family and loving your friends and neighbors as God loves them. While this book seemed a little odd to me while reading it, it will be perfect for older children with all the screaming and "sound effects".
AlaskanTebowFan More than 1 year ago
(To begin, let me say that I'm over a decade out of the target audience age range, so that definitely affects my opinion of the book.)  "Ho-Ho-NOOO!" is the fourth book in a "juvenile" series about a modern-day junior-high student, T.J., and her from-the-future pals, Herby and Tuna. This installment takes place during the week leading up to Christmas as T.J. learns some lessons about charity, genuine giving and familial love. I believe the intent of the book was to teach the "real" story of Christmas, and though it made valid points about the commercialism and greed of the holiday, I didn't find a whole lot about Christ, the true "reason for the season," which I found surprising, as this is supposedly a "Christian book." Although none of the other books in the series are realistic, I found this one by far the most far-fetched and just plain ridiculous. I found some humor in the last few books, but "Ho-Ho-NOOO!" was just too over-the-top for my taste, and I honestly wouldn't recommend it, even for someone in the target audience.  Additionally, I know I've mentioned it before, but I really dislike the obsession with boy/girl dynamics, crushes, etc in these books. Not only do I find it inappropriate for the age of the 12 year old main character, but I would hope that a "Christian" book could have more helpful and edifying story lines. For that reason, and those I stated in the previous paragraph, I would rate this book 2 stars. 
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
Ho-Ho-Nooo!, by Bill Myers, is book #4 in the TJ and the Time Stumblers 6 book series—and my favorite! These are highly entertaining and engaging books. The entire series is unique in page appearance, and filled with Biblical messages. When TJ finds out her father lost his job, she goes on a quest to raise money to give to her father for Christmas. The ‘lesson’ learned (each book conveys a Biblical message) is that there is more to Christmas than gifts. TJ deals with the issues at hand, without having a ‘redo’ through time travel. The message is strong and powerful.
Virginia76 More than 1 year ago
Christmas is coming, TJ has no money to buy her Dad a present, and her sister is already planning the perfect gift. So TJ gets a job, with help from her 23rd century visitors. I thought this was a cute book with the typical craziness of this series. It was good to see TJ learn the true meaning of Christmas.
SophiesMindset More than 1 year ago
Best one yet! These books are not my favorite, but once you get used to them they aren't too bad. This one is my favorite so far - mainly because instead of time going backwards so everything can be redone, TJ has to learn her lesson and live with the actual results. That seems a much better way to teach a lesson than to have gadgets to get you out of the mess you (and the Time Stumblers) created.
kristen4mk More than 1 year ago
TJ Finkelstein and her friends are back for more in the fourth book of the 'TJ and the Time Stumblers' series.  "Ho-Ho-Nooo!" focuses on the true meaning of Christmas, and it isn't something you can buy in a store.  23rd century time travelers Tuna & Herby are still with us (nope, no fuel for their time-travel pod yet) and they are causing as many hijinks as before.   In this installment, TJ works and works to make money for a special Christmas gift for her dad (she is partly motivated to beat out her sister, Violet, and partly wants to help with the household finances as her Dad has just been laid off). TJ learns that just maybe, even in the possession-focused city she lives in, that gifts for Christmas aren't always tangible.  I recommend this book and entire series.
J4Life5 More than 1 year ago
Now that I have read all of the books in this series, I can state unequivocally that this one is my favorite! All these books offer funny dialogue, silly blunders from Tuna and Herby, catastrophes in TJ's life, and futuristic devices that never seem to work properly. In the midst of all the chaos, Myers offers a mini-character lesson. In this book, as you can imagine, the lesson is the true meaning of Christmas. Is Christmas about buying a better present than someone else, or can it simply be spending time with the people who matter most? Myers further complicates things in this book by a real-life challenge of unemployment. I love the way Myers teaches a lesson in a fun, kid-friendly way. These books are great for kids or kids-at-heart. The whole set would be a great gift for beginning or intermediate chapter readers.
LanaK More than 1 year ago
In this novel, TJ realizes the true spirit of Christmas and through her efforts to earn money for Christmas, she is drawn back to the real reason for Christmas: Jesus Christ.  It’s a sweet, entertaining tale that is sure to capture the hearts and minds of your young readers.
AnotherBibliophile More than 1 year ago
This is just as silly as the others in the series, with lessons taught in an imaginative way. These stories are great for kids. Bill Myers writes so well, I am looking forward to reading his newer novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago