The Magic of Books: Extract from The Travelling Bookshop #2: Mim and the Woeful Wedding by Katrina Nannestad, illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

The Magic of Books: Extract from The Travelling Bookshop #2: Mim and the Woeful Wedding by Katrina Nannestad, illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

CHAPTER 1

Things that go bump – and whoomp-doompety-boomp – in the night

There’s a funny feeling in my head. A pain. A clamping. A squeezing. I wonder if I’m getting sick.

I groan.

The squeezing grows stronger and how something wet falls on my nose.

I open my eyes and find myself staring into Nat’s chubby face, round and bright in the moonlight that streams through the window. He’s leaning over me, his hair sticking up around his head like a chocolate halo. His hands are clamped around my face, pressing inwards. He’s concentrating so hard, he’s dribbling. On me!

‘What are you doing?’ I gasp.

Nat lets go and sits back on the bed bedside. ‘I was trying to squish your eyes together into one big eye.’

‘Why?’ I ask.

‘To turn you into a Cyclops,’ he explains.

We’re in Greece, so Dad’s been reading us books on Greek mythology. Three days ago, we read the story of Medusa whose hair was made of snakes. I woke the next morning with canned spaghetti all over my head. Thanks, Nat! Last night’s story was about the Cyclopes, the savage one-eyed beasts.

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Publisher details

The Travelling Bookshop #2: Mim and the Woeful Wedding
Authors
Cheryl Orsini, Katrina Nannestad
Publisher
ABC Books
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
02 March, 2022
ISBN
9780733341663

Synopsis

Recommended for ages 7+.

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 on a charming Greek Island, where a wedding is about to take place. Everyone is excited - everyone, that is, except the bride and groom.

Mim knows they're here to help Anjelica, the bride. To stop the wedding. To set her free to follow her dreams.

If only Anjelica would read the right book, the one Mim gave her. If only she would stop reading the wrong book.

From award-winning author Katrina Nannestad and beloved illustrator Cheryl Orsini 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.

Books by Cheryl Orsini

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

Books by Katrina Nannestad

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