Tilly and the Bookwanderers

Tilly and the Bookwanderers

A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author. Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents' bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories. One day Tilly realises that cla A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author. E...

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Title:Tilly and the Bookwanderers
Author:Anna James
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0008229864
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Tilly and the Bookwanderers Reviews

  • Jenny
    Feb 12, 2019
    I enjoyed this sweet tale, set in a book shop, of a girl that can 'book wander.' The idea of magically appearing in your favourite book would certainly have appealed to me as a child. Unfortunately I felt, a little, that the author was on a bit of a nostalgia trip with her references t...
  • Justine
    Dec 15, 2018
    Originally posted to I Should Read That I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. I had heard so much hype for this incredibly sweet middle grade novel and knew I had to have it. I love books about books so I was b...
  • Jo
    Oct 19, 2018
    Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co., #1) by Anna James Have you ever got lost in a good book? Imagine if you could really get lost. Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But w...
  • Karen Mace
    Nov 19, 2018
    This is a sweet and charming book that is going to appeal to readers of all ages - especially those of us who love books and the wonderful worlds we all create in our minds as in this book those characters we think of as friends come to life! Set in a bookshop - the best places to s...
  • Lauren James
    Jul 10, 2018
    [Gifted] It was so fun spotting all my favourite fictional characters, and it just felt like a big warm hug. Fictional worlds collide in this heartwarming future classic. Anna James has created a world, and bookshop, that I desperately want to live in. ...
  • Vicky (What Vicky Read)
    Dec 29, 2018
    What a magical little debut. This was a very quick but fun read and I very much enjoyed it. It was such an interesting concept which made me wish I could wander into my favourite books. I?m looking forward to seeing where the story goes next. I definitely will be keeping this boo...
  • Rebecca
    Oct 19, 2018
    In this charming middle-grade novel, Matilda Pages literally travels into the children?s books sold at her grandparents? London bookshop, Pages & Co., including Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. She learns that bookwandering is a magical family tradition with its ow...
  • Laura Noakes
    Sep 22, 2018
    I have been HIGHLY anticipating this book since it was released. It just seemed like my cup of tea ? a book about the magic of books ? and not only did it live up to my expectations, it surpassed them. When I first raved about this book on twitter, I said this story was a love let...
  • A Lib Tech Reads
    Aug 11, 2018
    Tilly and the Bookwanderers, by Anna James Rating: 3/5 Release date: September 18, 2018 Note: Special thanks to Harper Collins for providing an ARC for review. I feel like this middle grade novel was written specifically for book lovers/bookworms; the entire plot and most of ...
  • Kristina
    Jan 29, 2019
    This was everything I didn't know I needed in a book! <3 I love books about books, but this one just topped all of the ones I've read before! It was so magical, whimsical, creative, and adorable that it's just impossible not to fall in love with it. I got lost (unfortunately, no...
  • Steph
    Aug 04, 2018
    An absolutely incredible adventure told through the life of Matilda Pages - a bookwanderer, book store inhabitant and all around brilliant young girl. I loved this story. There are baddies to be terrified of, good guys to root for, unexpected friends, lots of mentions of other books an...
  • Lana Shupe
    Nov 06, 2018
    How could I not love a book where my two favorite fictional childhood characters play themselves, but in different roles within the book's setting? How could I not lose myself in the pages of a book that promotes the idea that people can wander in books? How could I not find myself los...
  • Sabrina
    Aug 15, 2018
    Tilly has always loved books and practically grew up in a bookshop. One day she realises she can see characters from the books in real life and before long she is having tea with Alice and the Mad Hatter and going to school with Anne of Green Gables. She finds out she and her grandpare...
  • Jana
    Oct 23, 2018
    I ADORED this book. It was so cute! ...
  • Oda Renate
    Nov 12, 2018
    I highly enjoyed this book. The conzept was well done and fun. I did predict bits and pieces but not everything and it was very enjoyable still, the setting, the characters, the plot. Highly recomended it for all the aspects. It seems to be the first in a series which I will love to...
  • Michaela's Journey into Books
    Sep 09, 2018
    *I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review* I haven't read a middle grade book in a long time and I had forgotten how much I enjoy middle grade fantasy novels. This novel gave me that magical feeling I use to get...
  • Tilly Booth
    Oct 01, 2018
    This is basically a book about me...sort of...not really. BUT the main character is called Tilly and she loves books!!! This was such a sweet book and it's one that is perfect for young readers. It's a book about books and I loved everything from the characters to the plot and more...
  • Elena Robertson
    Oct 21, 2018
    4.5 stars this was a clever and brilliantly woven story that I think children and adults alike will enjoy... especially if they are avid readers who secretly would love to be Book Wanderers. I will definitely read more when they come out ...
  • Callum McLaughlin
    Dec 06, 2018
    If the notion of escapism through books has even been important to you (especially as a child), then I can't see how you could fail to adore this book. Making my way through it was one of the most delightful reading experiences I've had for quite some time. It's the kind of children...
  • Gabriela Pop
    Dec 26, 2018
    While I'm well aware that the actual target audience for this book is middle school aged children, I think it has the potential to appeal for bibliophiles of all ages. I knew I was meant to fall in love with it ever since I first read the story and become even more sure once I heard An...
  • Odette Knappers
    Feb 03, 2019
    This is an amazing book. I might have just read my favorite book of 2019 already. This book is everything you wish for. Let's start with the looks. The dust cover is amazingly beautiful, with the illustrations and the colors and the gold. Underneath the dust cover is a wonderful sur...
  • A M Y - L O U I S E tomeswithtea
    Aug 14, 2018
    Pages & Co tells the story of Matilda (Tilly) Pages. Tilly doesn?t really know anything about her dad, and her mum disappeared when she was very small, so she lives with her grandparents, Elisabeth and Archie, in the family bookstore, Pages & Co.. Tilly, as someone with fe...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Dec 26, 2018
    Ohmygoodness! This is adorable! Tilly is so freaking adventurous and curious and determined and I love it! I wish I got to be a librarian for a hidden secret library! The magic of this was really well explained and made the whole premise really fun. I loved meeting Alice from Wonderlan...
  • Lou
    Sep 15, 2018
    Ahh, now this took me back to my childhood! I know I would've marvelled at the simply adorable story, an inspirational, indomitable heroine and more books than you can shake a stick at, had this book been around in my formative years. I see that this is the first in a new series which ...
  • Shanah
    Jan 11, 2019
    For this review and many others, please visit - https://bionicbookwormblog.wordpress.com OMG THIS BOOK!!! I?ve heard so many positive things said about it, and I was in need of a little adventure, so I thought ?why not?? What ended up happening was I fell into the rabbit hole ...
  • Nikki
    Oct 15, 2018
    Simply put, this book is middle grade perfection! It?s just fun. And light hearted despite the sinister notes sometimes. Plus the UK hardback is genuinely one of the most gorgeous books I own. Which is always nice ;) Tilly is a good lead - brave and daring and a little tempestuous...
  • Char (lunarchar_)
    Nov 26, 2018
    I first purchased this novel as I loved Anna as a Youtuber and I knew this was a book about books. I did not expect to adore this to the extent I did but oh my goodness I fell in love. There was some predictability but equally some shock factors. It was wildly original and it?s made ...
  • Alicia Ingram
    Oct 16, 2018
    I guessed most of the ending but this book is for 10 year olds and I am 23 so I can't really be annoyed. This is the PERFECT book for children who love to read or adults who love to read and written in such a wholesome way by someone who clearly loves books. It was magical and I hope...
  • littlemiss_emmxx
    Dec 30, 2018
    This book is perfect for book lovers. Who doesn't love a book about books that's set in a bookshop. There are also some absolute classics mentioned in here. I mean granted I haven't read any of the ones mentioned but it was nice to hear about them. ??? ...
  • theresa &#x1f338;&#x1f951;
    Nov 18, 2018
    omg this was the perfect middle grade book for people who love books as much as i do.also i really want to bookwander to Hogwarts rn.and Avonlea of course! ...