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 Wolves, The 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+.