The New Policeman

The New Policeman

Book - 2007
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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 that what she really wants for her birthday is more time in her day, J.J. decides to find her some. But how can he find time for her, when he barely has enough time to keep up with school and his music? And where will he get time to find out if the shocking rumor is true--that his great-grandfather was a murderer?

It seems as though J.J.'s given himself an impossible task. But then a neighbor reveals a secret to him--there is a place where time stands still. J.J. realizes he's the only person who can make the journey, but to do so he'll have to vanish from his own life.

And when J.J. disappears from the village, enter the new policeman. . . .

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2007.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780061174285
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 442 p. : music ; 22 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Mar 05, 2013

"Fifteen-year-old J. J. Liddy lives in Kinvara, a small Irish village where there never seems to be enough time - in fact, his mother jokingly asks for more "time" as her birthday present. And J. J. is astonished to discover that it might actually be possible! A tip from an eccentric neighbour leads J. J. to Tir na n'Og, the fabled land of the fairies, where the fairies reveal that time has been leaking into their world, leading to a lack of time in J. J.'s world and too much time in theirs. It's up to J. J. to help fix this dangerous problem... before it's too late. Rich in details of Irish music, mythology, and lore, this book is sure to enchant fans of chaotic, intricate stories." March 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter

Mar 22, 2012

such a good book, I really enjoyed reading it!

Jun 19, 2008

A wonderfully wrtten novel, that kept me interested the whole way through. I definitly love this book, and consider to be one of my favorites! A must read for anybody who likes books that are different than most, with a hint of magic and fantasy.


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