The Magical Bookshop

Illustrated by Florentine Prechtel / Translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

About The Book

Mrs Owl had a knack for finding the perfect book for every customer, before they even realised what it was they were looking for.

What do you do when your best friend moves away? Clara takes comfort in her favourite place: Mrs Owl’s bookshop. Surrounded by books that spring to life, a rhyming cat and mounds of cinnamon buns, Clara never feels alone.

But someone is determined to close the bookshop down. Now it’s up to Clara and her new friends to save it.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rock the Boat (July 2, 2020)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786075673
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

'What’s not to love when there’s a rhyming cat, a talking mirror, and an ageless bookstore owner?'

– Catholic Library World

'This is a delightful story of best friends, new friends and a magical book shop... It has all the elements of a perfect story. Well developed characters, funny moments, endearing moments and times when it all looked sad. I love a happy ending though so was pleased the sadness was short-lived.'

– Erin H., Librarian

'[A] really fun tale of two young girls trying to preserve their friendship.'

– Catherine H., NetGalley reviewer

'Such a cute and magical middle grade story. Loved it.'

– NetGalley Reviewer

'A feel-good mixture of a read that leaves you wanting more.'

– Stiftung Lesen

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