The Elsewhere Emporium

Publisher: Kelpies

Review

The Nowhere Emporium is a vast magic shop, filled with uncountable treasures: since Daniel Holmes took over its management from Mr Silver, he’s been finding all manner of amazing things hidden in its rooms. So, when Daniel creates a Carnival of Wonders inside the telescopic shop, the inhabitants of Keswick are bemused to find the Emporium has appeared on their high street: for the price of one dream, anyone may enter and revel in its magic.

Yet, there’s something dark nestling in the heart of the Emporium: something that Daniel hasn’t created, but that he can’t erase. And when a customer disappears within the Emporium’s Wonders, Daniel and Ellie realise there’s a dangerous magical force is attacking it from the inside, waiting for a chance to break free.

This cracking sequel to the Blue Peter Book Award-winning The Nowhere Emporium is chock full of magic and invention. The concept of a magical shop as an entrance to a much larger magical world is fantastically executed, and fans of Narnia, Coraline and The Faraway Tree, as well as Philip Pullman and Scarlett Thomas, will love it. Detailed and original, yet never sacrificing the human story for fantasy, this is a fabulous book that will enchant and inspire.

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