The New Policeman (Paperback)
|Author: Kate Thompson|
|When his mother asks for time for her birthday, Irish teenager J.J. Liddy sets out to find it and stumbles upon Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, where he uncovers secrets about his family history, magic, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. *Author: Thompson, Kate *Publication Date: 2008/05/01 *Number of Pages: 453 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75|
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Who knows where the time goes?
There never seems to be enough time in Kinvara, or anywhere else in Ireland for that matter. When J.J.'s mother says time's what she really wants for her birthday, J.J. decides to find her some. He's set himself up for an impossible task . . . until a neighbor reveals a secret. There's a place where time stands still—at least, it's supposed to. J.J. can make the journey there, but he'll have to vanish from his own life to do so. Can J.J. find the leak between the two worlds? Will a shocking rumor about his family's past come back to haunt him? And what does it all have to do with the village's new policeman . . . ?Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into the land of the fairies, and as he attempts to stop the leak he finds out about his family history and a crime his great-grandfather possibly committed.Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed.
Steeped in Irish legends and music, this young adult fantasy follows 15-year-old J.J. as he travels into the fairy world, in search of more time. His tiny Irish town is experiencing a lack of time for what the people love best, music. When J.J. takes his mother's humorous request for more time as a birthday gift seriously, he discovers shocking family history, and a mysterious new policeman. A 2007 Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book, as well as a School Library Journal Best Book.