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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J JAM (Text) 33500013139449 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J JAM (Text) 33500013139456 New On holds shelf -
Greenbush Public Library j JAM (Text) 35500006225864 Main Checked out 06/16/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984837127
  • ISBN: 1984837125
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2019.

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General Note:
"First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Children's Books in 2018."
Summary, etc.:
Eleven-year-old Tilly Pages, who has found comfort in her grandparents' bookshop since her mother's disappearance, now learns that she can bookwander into any stories, and decides to seek her mother.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    Since her mother's disappearance, 11-year-old Tilly Pages has been raised by her grandparents in their London bookshop, Pages & Co. She doesn't question her origins until the day she witnesses her grandma speaking to one Lizzie Bennet. Soon afterwards, she comes upon her grandad sitting with Sherlock Holmes. After Tilly herself is visited by Anne Shirley (of Green Gables) and Alice (of Wonderland fame), she learns that she comes from a family of bookwanderers, people so intensely connected to books that they can enter story worlds and interact with fictional characters. As Tilly delves deeper into the secret—and increasingly dangerous—world of bookwanderers, the mysteries of her parentage unravel. Well-read youngsters will thrill in joining Tilly as she visits such beloved classics as Treasure Island and A Little Princess. Steeped in magical world building, James' debut pays loving testament to the power of books, and it functions well as a stand-alone adventure while setting the stage for future installments of enormous potential. Grades 3-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Anna James is a writer and journalist. She was a school librarian before joining The Bookseller as their Book News Editor. She now writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines, and chairs events at bookshops and literary festivals across the UK. She lives in north London, in a flat full of books. Visit Anna online at Follow her on Twitter @acaseforbooks.

Subject: Books and reading > Fiction.
Characters in literature > Fiction.
Bookstores > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Grandparents > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational.
Genre: London (Eng.) > Fiction.

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