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The Timekeeper (Finders Keepers #2)

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After winning a computer in an unusual quiz show, Patrick discovers that it will not work and returns to the parallel world beyond an invisible Barrier, getting involved with something far more important than a TV game.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Greenwillow Books
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The story is simple and yet complex. The characters are the sorts one can relate to - with the fantastical spin attached. For the targetted age-group, I think it's a solid piece of work...but upon reading it, I find it far too short.

By short, I mean two things: short in length (because the crux of the story takes place in the space of two hours and not a whole lot, action wise, happens there - liken it to losing a little sibling in the crowd with a very brief dimension-travel spiel and that's pr
Karen Field
Book 2 in a two-book series. The first book is entitled "Finders Keepers".

We return to Patrick a few days after the events in the last book and things seem to be worse than ever. The barrier between the two worlds is going berserk and if something isn't done about it soon, then it can only lead to disaster.

The first couple of chapters were a bit slower than I expected. I believe the story got bogged down with backstory, which is a shame. But once that was over with, the pace picked up and the pl
What is here is good and really well done. Lots of nice characters, fast paced action but the story seems to be only half here. I would have liked to seen the show Finders Keepers, got to meet the characters during the show. I would have been more invested in their plight had I known more about them before the action really kicks in. Would have love to seen the game in action. What is here is great it just seems like it is only half the story.
This was a follow-up book to "Finders Keepers," which we hadn't read. A pre-chapter "Notes on Finders Keepers" seemed to suffice. The first 3rd of the book was very boring. If there were 1/2 points, I would have ranked this a two point five.
Ben Chenoweth
Not as good as the first book in the series. It took longer to get into, and there was not as much mystery. But it was still fun to read and I think Kate will enjoy reading this one soon, too.
Yay sequel! Yay TV series sequel as well! Almost as awesome as the first one.
A great sequel and an entertaining series for children.
Just as good as the 1st one
Awesome! Loved the idea.
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Emily Rodda (real name Jennifer Rowe) was born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with an MA (Hons) in English Literature. Moving into a publishing career, first as a book editor, and finally as a publisher at Angus & Robertson, Rodda's first book was published in 1984.
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