The Magic of Books and Words: Extract from Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad and Cheryl Orsini

The Magic of Books and Words: Extract from Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad and Cheryl Orsini

CHAPTER 1

Books and bumps and bare bottoms

I’m Mim. I’m ten years old and small for my age. My full name is Miriam-Rose Cohen, but I prefer Mim. I have long, wavy hair the colour of chocolate. Not the stuff with nuts or raisins or crispy toffee bits. That would be weird. My hair is just the colour of plain dark chocolate. My eyes are big and brown, and I have a red bump in the middle of my forehead.

The bump is new. Brand new. A book has fallen on my head and startled me awake.

‘Ouch!’

I rub my forehead again, but I don’t cry. I don’t even say, ‘Ouch!’ again. Because I’m used to books falling on my head. It’s bound to happen when you sleep in a bookshop. Especially a travelling bookshop. And especially, especially when the travelling bookshop is an old wooden caravan pulled by a horse called Flossy who sometimes strays off the edge of the road.

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An Enchanting New Series: Read our Review of The Travelling Bookshop #1: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad and Cheryl Orsini

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Synopsis

Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most ... the place where the perfect book will find its way home. Now Mim has arrived in a pretty Dutch village where she meets Willemina, a kind and gentle child, who is being bullied by a girl named Gerda. Mim knows they're here to help Willemina. To change her life. To make her strong and brave and happy. If only Dad would find her the right book. If only he would stop giving everyone else the wrong book! From the beloved author of The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome and We Are Wolves comes an enchanting series for young readers.
Cheryl Orsini
About the author

Cheryl Orsini

Cheryl Orsini is the much-loved illustrator of The Fairy DancersThe Tales of Mrs Mancini and The Magic Bookshop. She has illustrated more than thirty children's books, and her work regularly appears in magazines and exhibitions.

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Katrina Nannestad
About the author

Katrina Nannestad

Katrina Nannestad is an award-winning Australian author. Her books include We Are WolvesThe Girl Who Brought Mischief, the Girl, the Dog and the Writer series, the Olive of Groves series, the Red Dirt Diaries series, the Lottie Perkins series and Bungaloo Creek.Katrina grew up in country New South Wales in a neighbourhood stuffed full of happy children. Her adult years have been spent teaching, raising boys, perfecting her recipe for chocolate-chip bickies and pursuing her love of stories. She now lives near Bendigo with her family and an exuberant black whippet called Olive

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