BOOKBLOG: Sylvia Bishop

The Bookshop Girl: Magical, mysterious and delightful


“This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a whopper of a secret… she can’t actually read! So Property doesn’t see the newspaper article announcing the chance to win the Montgomery Book Emporium, the biggest and most magnificent bookshop in the world! When her family win the competition, Property finds herself moving to the Emporium, a magical place filled with floor upon floor of books and a very bad-tempered cat. But all is not at it seems at the Emporium and soon Property Jones finds herself in a whole heap of trouble”

I’d seen The Bookshop Girl floating around on Twitter and in bookshops and I knew it would be a book that I’d love. Just look at that amazing cover! Books, cats and a bookshop… what more do I need? 

The Bookshop Girl tells the story of Property Jones and her family who win a raffle in which they get to run the magical Montgomery Book Emporium. From their little bookshop to this magical new bookshop, Property and her family can’t believe it! I loved this book from the introduction – the first little bit tells you the story of how Property came to be called Property and the story of how her life began. There’s her brother and her mam, the wonderfully magical Montgomery (the owner of the aforementioned magical book emporium), a weird cat called the Gunther and evil Eliot Pink. This story tells a brilliant tale of adventure, rescue and the magic of books and bookshops. I would love to visit the Montgomery Book Emporium (just as much as I’d like to visit the Jones’ bookshop, it sounds like a perfect bookshop to sit and read for hours!)

This book is GORGEOUS. I absolutely adored it. I can’t wait to give it to my kids at school. I know a fair few children who this will appeal to totally. It’s perfect for Year 3/4 readers. There’s quite a lot of things to do with this book and I think it would make a perfect class novel. I’m tempted to buy another copy, to keep for when I’m a teacher!

My Goodreads review:

A brilliant tale filled with mystery, magic and delight. I devoured this book quickly and I love the name Property. From the first but of the book to the very end, you have a story that will delight kids. I loved this so much!

Thank you so much to the wonderful people at Scholastic for sending me a copy!

Have you read The Bookshop Girl?
What did you think of Property?
Would you like to live in a bookshop?

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S x

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