A whimsical middle grade novel about the magic of bookstores and a plucky young heroine trying to save her family from a dastardly villain.
“A funny, inventive tale ideal for booklovers.” ―Booklist
Property Jones and her family have just won the Great Montgomery Book Emporium in a contest, and it’s every book lover’s dream! The pull of a lever calls forth rooms full of marvelous wonders―from the Room of Woodland Tales with its squirrels and mice, to the rocket ship in the Room of Space Adventures, and the aquarium ceiling in the Room of Ocean Tales.
But there is more to the Emporium than its thousands of books in extravagant displays. In fact, the previous owner is hiding something that could destroy absolutely everything for the Joneses.
Property has a whopper of a secret too―and it might just be the key to saving her family and their bookshop from the clutches of a nasty villain.
Sylvia Bishop’s fantastical U.S. debut explores themes of family, identity, and mystery with a quirky cast of memorable characters, including the resourceful Property Jones herself and her cantankerous kitten sidekick. Available in eBook.
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association
Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades 4-5 Fiction) ―Alabama Department of Education
Delaware Diamonds Award (Nominee, Grades 3-5) ―Diamond State Reading Association