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The Time Fetch

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The Time Fetch is a remarkable testament to the power of true friendship and a thrilling fantasy adventure about the unseen world all around us.” --R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author ofWonder

Edward picks up what he thinks is a rock. He doesn’t know it is a sleeping Time Fetch--and touching it will release its foragers too soon and alter the entire fabric of time and space. Soon the bell rings to end class just as it has begun. Buses race down streets, too far behind schedule to stop for passengers. Buildings and sidewalks begin to disappear as the whole fabric of the universe starts to unravel. To try to stop the foragers, Edward must depend on the help of his classmates Feenix, Danton, and Brigit--whether he likes it or not. They all have touched the Fetch, and it has drawn them together in a strange and thrilling adventure. The boundaries between worlds and dimensions are blurred, and places and creatures on the other side are much like the ones they’ve always known--but slightly twisted, a little darker, and much more dangerous.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 17, 2013 – Mythology collides with adventure in adult author Herrick s children s book debut, which has echoes of The Dark Is Rising and A Wrinkle in Time. When eighth-grader Edward picks up what he thinks is a rock for science class, he accidentally disturbs a Time Fetch, little knowing it s full of time-eating foragers. Soon, he and three classmates athletic Danton, painfully shy Brigit, and abrasive Feenix are pulled into a quest to prevent the out-of-control foragers from destroying everything. The interference of a trio of witches and the presence of the sinister Unraveler make matters even more complicated while this unlikely quartet works together as time and space collapse all around them. Despite clever use of both metaphysics and folklore and an interesting mix of personalities among the main characters, the story never fully gels. Evocative imagery as the world ends only serves to cover up a storyline in which very little seems to happen. Herrick shows great potential, but this adventure is a bit like a dream: hard to remember once it s over. Ages 10 up.

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The Time Fetch
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  • $6.99
  • Level: Grades 4-7
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Aug 27, 2013
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • Seller: Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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