• Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers

  • By: Anna James
  • Narrated by: Aysha Kala
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (159 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A USA Today best-selling book!

A Barnes & Noble Book of the Month!

A 2019 Kids' Indie Next List Pick! 

A national best seller!

"Mr. Lemoncello would love to go bookwandering at Pages and Co. If you love books, you're going to LOVE this book!" (Chris Grabenstein, number one New York Times best-selling author of the Mr. Lemoncello series) 

An enchanting story about the magic of books and the power of imagination from debut author Anna James. Perfect for fans of Inkheart, The Land of Stories, and Story Thieves.

Since her mother's disappearance, 11-year-old Tilly Pages has found comfort in the stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favorite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, start showing up at the shop, Tilly's adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their books, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses. Tilly's new ability leads her to fun and exciting adventures, but danger may be lurking on the very next page....

When new secrets are uncovered, it's up to Tilly to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. From debut author Anna James comes a charming and exciting adventure about a bookish young heroine, a mysterious librarian, and a magical bookshop that will delight book lovers everywhere.

Praise for Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers:

"Highly recommended for readers young and old. An important reminder of the centrality of stories in shaping our lives." (School Library Journal, starred review)

"A loving testament to the powerful magic of books and imagination." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Delightful! A Joy of a book." (Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars)

"A lovely and enchanting read, whether you're 9 years old or 49 years old." (The Belfast Telegraph)

©2019 Anna James (P)2019 Listening Library

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Entertaining with no ugly parts. Engaging for an adult, but gentle enough for kids who are easily scared. The narrator had a lovely cadence.

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Fun and Fantasy!!!!!

Wonderful story!! Anna James has really outdone herself!!! The narrator is very good!! My only concern is this book might be scary for younger readers. My recommended age is 8+. I'm 9 and love this book!

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Book Lover's Dream

Anna James has put into words the feelings and the heart of reading books. I bought this book for my 9 year old sister, but I finished it first after staying up past midnight to find out the ending! This is a daring adventure into the soul of literature and why reading and stories are so important. If only book wandering was real!

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Absolutely Amazing Must Read!!!!!!!!

I love this book its one of my new favorites. I think the characters are entertaining and exciting and i really relate to Tully. I especially love how they described what is feels like to love books. They put my feelings to words and I loved hearing them. The narrator was great I always love a good English actor, such a charming accent. I've already downloaded the sequel.

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Laurie S.

Ive never read anything by this author and thought id try this book. Really enjoyed the story line. Tilly lives with her grandparents in London who own a bookstore called Pages and Co. When she sees her grandparents having conversations with characters out of books she decides she has to see if she can travel through books also.

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Drawn Out Terrible Story

This book was long, boring and painful to read. Avoid at all costs. The plot was slow, obvious, and plodding. I can't imagine why it was chosen as an Oregon Battle of the Books title. My children and I hated every second of it.

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wanted to listen to this with my kids after finishing everything by Chris's Colfer ....we were definitely not as entertained. I can see how this would have been a lot more exciting to listen to. we just felt it was way too slow for us ...

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A book lovers book

For every reader who has ever wanted to meet their favorite character or truly drive into their favorite book this is the book for you.

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Great Book!

I love this book because it's so detailed and has fantasy elements. It also has the reunion of family and friends. It has mystery and tension.

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The Magic of Books

The Book Wanders is a very lovely story about the adventures and dangers awaiting in the pages of even your most often read and well loved books.