The White Horse Trick

The White Horse Trick

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
In the final book of a trilogy that began with The New Policeman, the legendary Tír na n'Óg may be the only hope for a waterlogged Ireland that is fast running out of provisions. 20,000 first printing.


The world is drowning.

Freak storms and devastating hurricanes sweep across the countryside. No one has enough food or firewood—electricity is an option only for the tyrannical Commander—and 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.

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780062004161
Branch Call Number: YA FIC THO
Characteristics: 405 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jun 18, 2012

This book really made me think about global warming and climate change. I really was able to make strong opinions about the characters. The book is exciting, funny at times, and meaningful. :)

BPLNextBestKids Jan 03, 2012

This is the conclusion to the story begun in The New Policeman. In Ireland the weather has changed for the worse and food is running out. Only the Commander and his intimates have enough and they are forcing the weak to work for them. There is a better land beyond the time barrier – the land of the fairies – and there is a way in for humans (the ploddies) if only they would be allowed to go and would be welcomed by the Dagda, king of the fairies. This is an interesting story showing the end result brought on by lack of protection for the environment by our greedy demands on resources. Reviewed by BPL volunteer EE.

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