The White Horse Trick
By Kate Thompson
(Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780062004161, 416pp.)
Publication Date: September 2010
The world is drowning.
Freak storms and devastating hurricanes sweep across the countryside. No one has enough food or firewoodelectricity is an option only for the tyrannical Commanderand then the Commander begins stealing young children away. Pup's little brother is one of the missing.
Determined to save his brother, Pup confronts the Commander and finds himself volunteered for a special force. One that will slip through the barriers of time into a land where the sun never sets . . . just as another boy from Kinvara did long ago. With the future of both realms at stake, the fairies and humans must take drastic measures to stop the destruction. But not everyone wants the human race to survive. . . .
The thrilling conclusion to the story that began in the acclaimed The New Policeman.
Kate Thompson lives on the west coast of Ireland, which provides inspiration for the Irish magic, music, and landscape in the award-winning The New Policeman and The Last of the High Kings.
“Offers readers a taste of genre-blending that is both challenging and successful.”
“Thompson’s sparkling wit, droll humor, and nimble plotting are on full display…[she] has simply outdone herself.”
-Horn Book (starred review)
“Fast-paced, masterful and wholly satisfying.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Thompson has done a marvelous job of spinning an entertaining and ultimately hopeful tale, while at the same time criticizing the devastation caused by humanity’s excesses.”
-School Library Journal