for The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
International Books List, 2005 Guardian Children’s Book Prize, Costa (Whitbread) Children’s Book Award, 2005 Dublin Airport Authority Children’s Book of the Year Award, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Publishers Weekly Best Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, Texas Library Association TAYSHAS High School Reading List. ae
Originally published by Random House/Bodley Head Great Britain, in 2005.
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 . . . ?