Subtitle: The Travelling Bookshop, #1
By: Katrina Nannestad
Illustrated by: Cheryl Orsini
Genre: YFH - Fantasy & magical realism
Published by: Harper Collins Publishers
Published: 28 Jul 2021
ISBN: 9780733341656


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The right book might just change your life... Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most... the place where the perfect book will find its way home. Now Mim has arrived in a pretty Dutch village where she meets Willemina, a kind and gentle child, who is being bullied by a girl named Gerda. Mim knows they're here to help Willemina.

To change her life. To make her strong and brave and happy. If only Dad would find her the right book. If only he would stop giving everyone else the wrong book! From the beloved author of The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome and We Are Wolves comes an enchanting series for young readers.

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Mim, together with her Dad and her little brother Nat, are the current keepers of the magical Travelling Bookshop. It has been in the family since forever.

They travel to places where something needs fixing, providing books to customers that they may not think that they want, but that they definitely need. Always making their lives better, as only books can do!

We journey to the Netherlands on this adventure, where Mim meets Willemina, who is constantly being bullied by Gerda.

How can the visitors magically make the lives of all they encounter better, and fix Willemina and Gerda’s problem?

This is a delightful early chapter book that is filled to the brim with goodness. Aimed at emerging readers who will eagerly await future additions to the series.

Reviewed by Rob

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