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By Katja Frixe, Florentine Prechtel (Illustrator), Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (Translated by)
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Mrs Owl had a knack for finding the perfect book for every customer, before they even realised what it was they were looking for.

What do you do when your best friend moves away? Clara takes comfort in her favourite place: Mrs Owl’s bookshop. Surrounded by books that spring to life, a rhyming cat and mounds of cinnamon buns, Clara never feels alone.

But someone is determined to close the bookshop down. Now it’s up to Clara and her new friends to save it.

About the Author

Katja Frixe was born in 1979 in Wolfenbüttel and studied education in Braunschweig. She spent several years working as a reader for various children’s and YA publishers, before becoming a freelance author and translator in 2013. Today she lives with her husband and twin daughters near Braunschweig. Illustrated by Florentine Prechtel.

Praise For…

'A lovely mixture of friends and family and more than a touch of magic.'
— Kirkus

'This is the kind of book that you get really hooked into and can’t put down... I am 11 years old and actually don’t like reading that much, but I really enjoyed this book.'
— Loretta, aged 11

‘10 out of 10! It’s funny and has a great plot.’
— Sylvie, aged 8

'What’s not to love when there’s a rhyming cat, a talking mirror, and an ageless bookstore owner?'
— Catholic Library World

'This is a delightful story of best friends, new friends and a magical book shop... It has all the elements of a perfect story. Well developed characters, funny moments, endearing moments and times when it all looked sad. I love a happy ending though so was pleased the sadness was short-lived.'
— Erin H., Librarian

'[A] really fun tale of two young girls trying to preserve their friendship.'
— Catherine H., NetGalley reviewer

'Such a cute and magical middle grade story. Loved it.'
— NetGalley Reviewer

'A feel-good mixture of a read that leaves you wanting more.'
— Stiftung Lesen

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786075666
ISBN-10: 1786075660
Publisher: Rock the Boat
Publication Date: June 9th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English