Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers
Mr B's review
Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018
For Tilly, school holidays mean bookshop time (hooray!) because she lives with her grandparents in a narrow house connected to the kooky labyrinthine Pages & Co. Behind this booktopian façade though, Tilly’s life is becoming peppered with mysteries – who is this Lizzy woman that her grandma keeps chatting to? Where did that red-haired girl called Anne (with an e) spring up from? Who left the marmalade sandwich on the bookshop floor? And might the answers lie within the books themselves?
A captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa debut about the magic of books and the power of the imagination.
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