Have you heard of Cinderella's glass slipper? What about Sinbad the Sailor's Flying Carpet? In this world, there are many magical items but only one place where they're safe: the Enchanted Emporium. For centuries, seven families have competed for ownership of the Emporium and some of them are willing to do whatever it takes to get their hands on the powerful items housed within. Only Aiby Lily and her friend, Finley, have what it takes to stop the Emporium from falling into the wrong hands.
About the Author
Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy. He has illustrated many books, including the Enchanted Emporium series as well as Sherlock, Lupin, and Me.
Table of Contents
Patches, Doug and me The widow, stinky puddles, and bad news The reverend, volunteering, and a sprained ankle The bicycle, the mailbag, and magical ink A red house, a green-eyed girl, and more mysteries The riddle, the pizza thief, and the magical pants Snoring, the cemetery, and ghosts Prospero, a history lesson, and castle ruins A second letter, lost memories, and Aiby's father The professor, a list of names, and a funeral Sneaking, shivering words, and a strange stick Secrets, homicidal swords, and Mr Lily Doubts, demands, and answers Questions, answers, and more questions The McStay Inn, an empty suitcase, and room 19 A fainting spell, Meb the dressmaker, and the beach A madman, his master, and the awakening Aiby, the giant, and an old song Gae Bulg, Cuchalainn, and me Ancient heroes, foul-mouthed giants, and Doug A good idea, a bad riddle, and an old debt Good friends, a grand opening, and a great gift Four keys
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Finley McPhee has a normal life, fishing and taking walks on the shores of Applecross, Scotland. When he gets caught skipping school, Finley is sentenced to a summer of delivering mail. His life completely changes when he delivers a letter to a place he has never heard of, the Enchanted Emporium. Here he finds an unusual house and some very unusual (and mysterious) people. This book is incredible, as it combines adventure and fun together with just a little bit of magic. I picked it up and couldn’t put it down. The only problem with it was that it ended and I couldn’t read more without going to the library! This was an easy read and I give it five stars. This book is great for kids in third to sixth grade and I highly recommend it Review by Martha C, 12, Columbus Area Mensa
Poor Finley always seems to either make trouble or find it. Not only does he not like school he dislikes it so much that he has accumulated 71 unexcused absences and finds himself being held back a grade. You would think most of his summer would be spent worrying about this fact but instead his parents have enlisted the help of Reverend Prospero to whip Finley into shape so that he will start to care about things and be less lazy and Reverend Prospero thinks a good dose of community service would do the trick. Finley finds himself helping out at the supermarket which ends in him being sent to help out at the post office instead and it is here at the post office that Finley finds his calling so to speak. A mean dog. A sprained ankle. And viola Finley is riding a bike all over the town delivering mail to everyone while Jules, the regular postman, rests his sprained ankle. This seemingly mundane job to a 13 year old boy but soon a mysterious letter with an even more mysterious address is his to deliver and unbeknownst to Finley this letter will change his whole life! Giants. A Enchanted Emporium. Magical Objects. And a Girl. Have Changed Finley's Life Forever. This whimsical tale had me wishing I was a child again the magic that the author weaves is truly delightful. This book would enchant any young reader!