Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers (Hardcover)
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“Wow! What a fun book. I grew up in a bookstore, just like Tilly. However, I never found characters appearing outside of the books, nor did I get to jump into the books and be part of the story. Tilly has so much to explore and discover once she learns just what she is capable of, and she has so many questions she wants answered. Who was her father? What happened to her mother? A great adventure for book lovers.”
— Debbie Buck, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA
"An affectionate ode to books and book lovers." --Publishers Weekly
An enchanting story about the magic of books and the power of imagination from debut author Anna James. Perfect for fans of Inkheart, The Land of Stories, and Story Thieves. Soon to be a major television series!
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.
Praise for Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers:
-"A loving testament to the powerful magic of books and imagination." --Kirkus Reviews
-"Delightful! A Joy of a book."--Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars
-"A lovely and enchanting read, whether you're 9 years old or 49 years old." --The Belfast Telegraph
About the Author
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 anna-james.com. Follow her on Twitter @acaseforbooks.
This book is SO amazing! A beautifully written scientific and personal memoir that is informative, touching, heart-breaking, and inspiring. Jahren’s descriptions of her life and scientific research into the intricacies of the plant world are as poetic and poignant as it gets. The story weaves through her early upbringing in Minnesota, her education, starting her lab with her lovable and eccentric lab partner Bill. It then follows her finding love, motherhood, and her ground-breaking geobiology research. Reading this is like taking a walk through the forest with a friend. Every word is filled with authenticity and a fervent passion for science and this book makes me proud to be studying to become a scientist. It’s a must read for those interested in the natural world or any human who has ever had feelings. - Linnea