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

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

The right book might just change your life…

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!

Katrina Nannestad is an award-winning Australian author. Her books include We Are WolvesThe Girl Who Brought Mischief, The Girl, and the Dog and the Writer series. Mim and the Baffling Bully is the first book in The Travelling Bookshop series.

Mim and the Baffling Bully is a touching tale about the magic of books and words. Mim and her eccentric family get to physically roam across the globe in their traveling bookshop, and through Nannestad’s words and Cheryl Orsini’s illustrations, you’ll get to travel to the Netherlands with them—this is what reading is all about.

In the novel, there’s an emphasis on words—both written and spoken. Through Mim’s hobby of collecting words, we are reminded to look for the beauty of words; any word can be lovely if you look at it the right way.

Perspective is what alters the way you send out and receive words. My favourite part of the story was discovering where Mim collects her words from: menus, cards, letters, tickets. It proves that you can take any word from anywhere and turn it into something special. This enchanting new series sparks imagination, curiosity, and exploration in young readers aged 7+.

Reviews

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

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2 August 2021

The Magic of Books and Words: Extract from 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.

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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