Synopses & Reviews
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.Soonthe bell rings to end class just as it's begun. Buses race down streets, toofar behind schedule to stop for passengers. Buildings and sidewalks begin todisappear as the whole fabric of the universe starts to unravel.
To try to stop the time foragers he has unleashed, Edward must depend on thehelp 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 strangeand thrilling adventure where the boundaries between worlds and dimensions areblurred, and places and creatures on the other side are much like the onesthey've always known--but slightly twisted, a little darker, and much moredangerous.
A fast-paced tale of mythology, danger, friendship, and a shocking centuries-old secret, The Time Fetch is a magical adventure that reveals the extraordinary hiding just inside the ordinary.
“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 of Wonder R. J. Palacio
"Remarkable . . . Gripping . . . The Time Fetch is a tale of heroes, and of doing what you think you can't. But mostly, it is a testament to the power of friendship."
--Christopher Rose, Andover Bookstore Christopher Rose
“The Time Fetch
is fantastic! Perfect for fans of Wildwood
or When You Reach Me
, Herrick’s young readers debut is a book I will sell hand over fist. Her plotting and characterization are unmatched, and I cannot wait to put her book into the hands of my customers.”
—Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music Andover Bookstore
“Herrick weaves a fast-paced fantasy with great twists and turns that will grab readers from the start.”
—Booklist Shelf Awareness
“[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 [HC starred review] AudioFile
“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.”
“Christians crisp delivery invokes the winter season, and her use of subtly different voices for the adolescents thoughts and speech helps listeners differentiate between the characters vibrant inner lives and outward expressions.”
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.
About the Author
LUCI CHRISTIAN is an American voice actress and ADR Script Writer who has provided voices for a number of English language versions of Japanese anime films.
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.