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The Time Fetch

by Amy Herrick

Algonquin Books | August 27, 2013 | Hardcover

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Edward thought he had picked up a rock. He didn't know it was a sleeping Time Fetch-and touching it would alter the entire fabric of time and space.

Under normal circumstances, a Time Fetch sends out its foragers to collect only those moments that will never be missed or regretted. It then rests, waiting to be called back by the Keeper, who distributes the gathered time where it is needed in our world and others.

When eighth-grader Edward innocently mistakes a sleeping Fetch for an ordinary rock, he wakes its foragers too early, and they begin to multiply and gobble up too much time. Soon the bell rings to end class just as it's 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 and 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 in which the boundaries between worlds and dimensions are blurred. The 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.2 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1616202203

ISBN - 13: 9781616202200

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The Time Fetch

The Time Fetch

by Amy Herrick

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.2 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1616202203

ISBN - 13: 9781616202200

About the Book

Eighth-grade loner Edward picks up what he thinks is a rock. He doesn't know it is a sleeping Time FetchNand touching it will release its foragers too soon and alter the entire fabric of time and space.

From the Publisher

Edward thought he had picked up a rock. He didn't know it was a sleeping Time Fetch-and touching it would alter the entire fabric of time and space.

Under normal circumstances, a Time Fetch sends out its foragers to collect only those moments that will never be missed or regretted. It then rests, waiting to be called back by the Keeper, who distributes the gathered time where it is needed in our world and others.

When eighth-grader Edward innocently mistakes a sleeping Fetch for an ordinary rock, he wakes its foragers too early, and they begin to multiply and gobble up too much time. Soon the bell rings to end class just as it's 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 and 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 in which the boundaries between worlds and dimensions are blurred. The 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 the Jacket

This Is A Dangerous Time . . .

On his way to school, Edward picks up what he thinks is a rock.

He doesn't know that it's really 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's 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.

Only Edward and his classmates Feenix, Danton, and Brigit, who have also touched the Time Fetch, can see what is happening. The Fetch has drawn them together in a strange and thrilling adventure in which 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.

"Charming and clever . . . Readers will enjoy this adventure featuring a team of unlikely friends with an array of talents-each essential to their mission to restore the Fetch to its proper place." -Shelf Awareness,starred review

"A transcendent middle-grade debut . . . The plot is suspenseful, moves at a rapid pace, and is heavily sprinkled with fascinating characters . . . This book screams for a sequel." -School Library Journal,starred review

"Herrick weaves a fast-paced fantasy with great twists and turns that will grab readers from the start." -Booklist

About the Author

Amy Herrick is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Every morning, she and her dog take a long walk in Prospect Park looking for adventure. They've seen and heard many wondrous things there, some of which have served as inspiration for this story. The Time Fetch is her first book for young readers.

Editorial Reviews

"[A] transcendent middle-grade debut. An accessible, age-appropriate introduction to deeper themes of both the intellect and the spirit . . . The plot is suspenseful, moves at a rapid pace, and is heavily sprinkled with fascinating characters . . . This book screams for a sequel." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Charming and clever . . . All readers will enjoy this novel as an adventure story featuring a team of unlikely friends with an array of talents--each essential to their mission to restore the Fetch to its proper place." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Herrick weaves a fast-paced fantasy with great twists and turns that will grab readers from the start." --Booklist

"Take one part quantum physics, one part metaphysical nihilism, one part pagan mysticism, add a handful of truly fantastic fourteen-year-olds, and BAM! You have yourself an amazingly fun book." --Shelver's Anonymous