About the book
Illustrator: Ashley King Publisher: Scholastic
Eleven-year-old Property Jones doesn’t think it’s odd that she lives in a bookshop. After all, she was found in the shop’s lost property cupboard at five years old, and nobody ever came to collect her – so of course calling the bookshop home seemed like the wisest thing to do in the circumstances.
But when Property’s adopted bookshop family announce that they’ve won a competition, and that the prize is Montgomery’s Book Emporium – the most magical, most magnificent bookshop in the world! – Property realises that not all is as it seems. The bookshop may come with more books than they’ve ever dreamed of (as well as one extremely grumpy cat), but it also comes with a mystery – and Property is determined to solve it.
"Bishop’s voice is breezy and warm, but the book’s real charm is in its celebration of the imaginative power and tactile pleasures of books... Delightful" - The Observer (Children's book of the week)
"A clever, funny romp ideal for reading aloud or for confident readers to enjoy alone" - The Scotsman (Best Easter books for younger readers)
"Charmingly retro" - The Guardian (Children's book round-up)
"This is high adventure in gorgeously imaginative settings... a book to be read again and again... The Bookshop Girl has it all" - Books-a-Go-Go
"This is a thoroughly enjoyable story that deserves to be read over and over. It has plenty to offer every reader. I just loved it!" - Fallen Star Stories
"Beautifully fresh-feeling and original with the sort of main character we just can't get enough of. This is something rather special indeed!" - ReadItDaddy (Chapter book of the week)
"Don’t miss out – this could be your child’s golden ticket to a lifelong love of books." - MinervaReads
"There is something about this magical tale that reminded me of the favourite stories of my childhood...From the moment you start this charming tale by Sylvia Bishop, it is so difficult to put down" - Bookworm and Theatre Mouse
"Exciting, terrific and hilarious... I would highly recommend this book to everyone" - Twirling Book Princess
***** - "This is the kind of setting readers used to find in long-ago children’s books... just right for the independent young reader becoming accustomed to enjoying complete novels" - Books for Keeps
"This is a book for book lovers, book SHOP loves and of course, cat lovers everywhere. It is wonderful!" - Sue and Pakka's book blog
"There’s a real warmth to this story - as well as lots of laughs" - The Booktrust