The White Horse Trick

By Thompson, Kate

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ISBN
978-0-06200-416-1
Publisher
Greenwillow


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Library Journal

Reviewed on March 17, 2011

We end with another third in a series, this time the conclusion of the chronicles of the Liddy family, begun in The New Policeman (HarperTeen. 2008. 442p. ISBN 9780061174292. pap. $8.99). In that story, a young J.J. Liddy set out to discover where the time goes, hoping to retrieve just a bit of it as a birthday gift for this mother, and finds his way into the mythical land of Tír na n'Óg (for more, read my 2009 audio review). In The Last of the High Kings (Greenwillow. 2010. 323p. ISBN 978006...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

on onMarch 17, 2011  |  Booksmack!

We end with another third in a series, this time the conclusion of the chronicles of the Liddy family, begun in The New Policeman (HarperTeen. 2008. 442p. ISBN 9780061174292. pap. $8.99). In that story, a young J.J. Liddy set out to discover where the time goes, hoping to retrieve just a bit of it as a birthday gift for this mother, and finds his way into the mythical land of Tír na n'Óg (for more, read my 2009 audio review). In The Last of the High Kings (Greenwillow. 2010. 323p. ISBN 978006...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2010

Gr 7–10—Although magical T'ír na n'Óg remains unchanged, readers will find Ireland an unfamiliar place in this conclusion to the trilogy that began with The New Policeman (2007). In the not-too-distant future, global warming has wreaked havoc on the world's climate. Periods of unrelenting rain that have washed topsoil away and left crops rotting in the ground are followed by months of drought. People are starving, and there appears to be no hope. Aidan Liddy, whom readers last...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2010

Kate Thompson has simply outdone herself in this final volume of a trilogy that began with The New Policeman (rev. 3/07) and continued with The Last of the High Kings (rev. 5/08). Former protagonist J.J. Liddy, now an old man, has retired to the fairy world, but his sons, Aidan and Donal, are wreaking havoc in the hu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on August 24, 2010

- An original take on the dystopian fantasy. The scenario is fleshed out with intriguing specifics, including how people have survived climate change so far and what technology remains available to humans. - Kate ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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