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The Missing Bookshop

Written by Katie Clapham

Illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman

Part of the Colour Fiction Series

Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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The debut book from award-winning bookseller, Katie Clapham, publishing in time to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week 2019 #IBW19

Children who like reading will love this gentle story. Milly’s favourite thing is story time at her local bookshop. She’s been going since she was very little and the shop owner Mrs Minty can always recommend the perfect book. Milly likes helping in the shop too and she notices it’s looking older and shabbier than it used to. When the bookshop suddenly closes, Milly can’t bear the thought it might not reopen, and her response prompts other people to make their feelings known too. With gorgeous atmospheric full colour illustrations, the story is warm and reassuring and a testament to the power of stories and the importance of community. A lovely book to share.

Andrea Reece

The Missing Bookshop Synopsis

A range of simple stories for new readers, with beautiful colour illustrations. Milly loves going to story time at her local bookshop. Mrs Minty is an encyclopedia of books and knows the perfect story for every occasion ... tales of mischievous children and faraway lands, magical beasts and daring adventures. But the bookshop is old and creaky, just like Mrs Minty herself. And then one day Milly arrives to find the shop gone. What has happened to Mrs Minty and her irreplaceable bookshop? A warm and uplifting tale about the importance of stories.

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ISBN: 9781788950428
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788950428
Publication date: 13th June 2019
Author: Katie Clapham
Illustrator: Kirsti Beautyman
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, Coming Soon

About Katie Clapham

Katie Clapham studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway and gained an MA in Poetic Practice. In 2010, she and her mother opened independent bookshop, Storytellers, Inc. Katie was named Young Bookseller of the Year in 2012, and sits on the executive committee for World Book Day. She lives in Lytham St Annes in Lancashire. Follow Katie on Instagram.  

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