The Bookshop Girl

The Bookshop Girl


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682630457
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Pages: 135
Sales rank: 265,360
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sylvia Bishop spent her entire childhood reading fiction, dreaming up stories, and pretending. She then tried very hard to get to grips with the real world by studying politics and going into social science research. Now, Sylvia lives in London where she's returned to writing her stories, preferably by lamp-light with tea.

Poly Bernatene is a visiting professor at Buenos Aires School of Fine Art. He has worked in advertising, animation, and comics, and has illustrated over sixty children’s books. He lives in Argentina.

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The Bookshop Girl 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KLavie 5 days ago
Thank you NetGalley and Scholastic for the opportunity to review this book. All opinions are my own. This book was so darling! Property Jones was left in a bookstore lost and found cupboard when she was five years old. Thankfully, the bookshop owner and her son found and welcomed Property into their family, and she has never felt more loved. Unfortunately, Property has a secret: she can’t read! But that doesn’t stop her from enjoying the books surrounding her: their feel, their smell… The Jones Family gets the opportunity of a lifetime to own a huge bookstore in London. Sure, the current owner is a little odd, and the bookstore itself is REALLY odd, but they dive in with relish. Soon, however, someone comes looking for a special book, and disaster ensues. Can Property save her family, and their new livelihood? Can she outsmart the bad guys, even though she can’t read? (SPOILER ALERT: she can, and she does. It’s really all very cute!) A quick, easy, charming read. The mystery is light and entertaining, not scary. There’s adventure that will appeal to young readers. And a smart, feisty cat! Property is a wonderful heroine who truly does save the day. Loved it.
bookaholique 6 months ago
Property Jones lives in a bookstore with her adoptive family - Mom, Netty and brother, Michael. When the family wins the Great Montgomery Book Emporium the three of them give up their little bookstore and move into the book emporium. Property takes with her a long kept secret. Oh what fun this middle school book was to read. Property is one observant young lady and she uses her skills to save the family from a unpleasant dilemma. By the end of the story, Property gets to unburden herself of her secret and discovers that all is right in her world. I love reading middle school books with a positive message. This was a fun and fast read. I think this is just the book to give to a few lucky middle schoolers I happen to know. I'm pretty sure they are going to like Property just as much as I did. My thanks to Peachtree Publishers and Netgalley.
MountainChickenLady 8 months ago
Property can't read, not because she is stupid, but because she was never taught. Like many people who can't read, she has learned to make it look as though she can read, but either choses not to, or pretends she can. And she works in a bookshop with her adopted mother and brother. (She was found in the bookshop when she was five). What I enjoyed about this book is, the premise is set up, that Property can't read, but is very observant, and from there, the story roars around at a wickedly fast rate. The Joneses win a new, larger bookshop in a contest, move to London to take it over, and then learn that someone else has claims to it. And they must solve this mystery. And the floors of the bookshop move in and out, depending on what is needed, like a mutli-level lazy susan. I like that the story moves quickly, that Property has to do what needs to be done, and all in all, because of her keen observation skills, wins the day, in a very funny way. As another reviewer said, this story is bonkes, but that is ok. It is fun bonkers. And once you get past the fact that her mother should have taught her how to read, or sent her to school, or something, a good time will be had by all. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.