The Magical Bookshop

Pages: 176
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Rock the Boat
Illustrations: 27 illustrations

The Magical Bookshop

Katja Frixe

Translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
A story of friends, books and chocolate cake
9781786075666 (7 May 2020)
RRP £7.99 / US$11.95

The Book

A story of friends, books and chocolate cake

Mrs Owl's magical bookshop is Clara's happy place. Whenever she's feeling sad, she can be sure Gustaf the rhyming cat will make her laugh, the talking mirror will offer good advice, and Mrs Owl will know the right book to make her smile again.

And Clara needs all the cheering up she can get, now that her best friend has gone and school's about to start.

But Mrs Owl has bigger problems. A local businessman is trying to shut down her magical bookshop - and Clara is determined to stop him.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 176
Imprint Rock the Boat
Illustrations 27 illustrations


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.


'This is a delightful story of best friends, new friends and a magical bookshop.'

- Erin H., NetGalley reviewer

'[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.'

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