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October 2018 Debut of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 |
Tilly loves stories and has firm favourites among their characters. She can so easily imagine conversations with Anne from Anne of Green Gables or Alice from Wonderland. But she never expects to actually meet them! When Tilly finds that she has entered the story herself – and particularly when she takes her friend Oskar with her too – she knows that something very strange indeed is happening. Can a trip to the wonderful Underlibrary sited deep in the British Library itself illuminate just what is happening to Tilly and how her beloved grandparents are involved too? Anna James weaves a richly invented story with great skill and makes every passionate reader’s greatest dream of being able to hang out with their favourite characters come true.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for September 2018:
The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure by Philip Reeve
The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes by Julia Donaldson
Happy: A Children's Book of Mindfulness by Nicola Edwards
Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen
You've Got a Friend by Judi Curtin
Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co., Book 1) by Anna James
Wish for a Witch by Kaye Umansky
Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell
Once Upon a Wild Wood by Chris Riddell
Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, appear in the shop, Tilly's adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their thrilling worlds, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses.
Tilly's new ability could even help her solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. But danger may be lurking on the very next page...
'Delightful! A joy of a book’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars
‘A thrilling, inventive book-lover’s delight, where fiction really does come to life. It’s a treat for readers of every age’ Matt Haig, author of A Boy Called Christmas
‘Pages and Co. is a celebration of all the best things in life: books, friendship, adventures and cake. And pirates. And hot chocolate. It’s utterly beautiful and perfectly brilliant’ Greg James and Chris Smith, authors of Kid Normal
‘An enchanting tale for book-lovers of all ages, Tilly and the Bookwanderers is a magical debut that is NOT to be missed’ Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper’s Island
‘Pages & Co. is a true delight for book-lovers – you’ll adore exploring the magical world of the bookwanderers with Tilly’ Katherine Woodfine, author of The Clockwork Sparrow
|Publication date:||18th September 2018|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Anna James is a writer and journalist living in London. Anna was Book News Editor at The Bookseller magazine and was Literary Editor of Elle UK. Anna has also written for The Pool, The LA Times, The Financial Times and The Independent, as well as making bookish YouTube videos as A Case For Books. She hosts literary events and panels and is the co-founder and host of the YA Salon in London. She was shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Award for Women in Publishing in 2015, and the London Book Fair Trailblazers Award in 2016. Follow Anna James on Instagram.More About Anna James