Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly Pages has found comfort in the stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favorite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, start showing up at the shop,Tilly's adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their books, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses. Tilly's new ability leads her to fun and exciting adventures, but danger may be lurking on the very next page...
When new secrets are uncovered, it's up to Tilly to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. From debut author Anna James comes a charming and exciting adventure about a bookish young heroine, a mysterious librarian, and a magical bookshop that will delight book lovers everywhere. Tilly's story continues in The Lost Fairy Tales.
"Together, Tilly and [her friend] Oskar learn the complicated rules of bookwandering from Tilly’s grandparents and the staff of the Underlibrary, which exists beneath the British Museum. One employee, Enoch Chalk, follows Tilly through various books, and his creepy ways raise her suspicions. As she and Oskar investigate the truth about Chalk, they uncover more about Tilly’s mother, as well as the dangers and magic of bookwandering. Tilly’s friendship struggles and love of reading ground James’s imaginative debut and, together with satisfying twists and a well-constructed bookwanderer’s mythology, create an affectionate ode to books and book lovers." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Sep 24, 2019|
|Series Name||Pages & Co.|