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The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
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Sep 14, 08

really liked it
bookshelves: bbya, fantasy, folktale, family-relationships, heritage, mythology, want-it
Read in September, 2008

I really enjoyed the references to Irish mythology and the connection Thompson makes between music and time. I also appreciated the glossary of unfamiliar (I'm assuming Gaelic) words and the short but informative bibliography for further reading of the myths and legends that serve as the basis for her story. Also, Thompson concludes each chapter with the score of a traditional Irish melody (many of which are referred to in the text) adding a possible auditory dimension to the story (assuming one can read music and has an instrument nearby to play). All in all, I want to own it and I want to read more!

** does contain at least one "bad word" as well as some alternative living choices (unmarried parents) which might make it questionable for some younger audiences**

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