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y separately published work icon The Shop at Hoopers Bend single work   novel   children's   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Shop at Hoopers Bend
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'Eleven-year-old Jonquil (known as Quil) Medway is a girl with more than an unusual name. Quil's parents died in a car accident when she was a baby and she now goes to boarding school, but spends her holidays with an aunt - or at camp, which is where Quil is heading when she decides to get off early at a train stop called Hooper's Bend.

'It is there that Quil meets Pirate, a chunky little white dog with black spots who immediately adopts her and Bailey, a crabby older lady who has gone to Hooper's Bend to check out the shop that has been left to her by an uncle.

'There is something magical about the shop at Hooper's Bend though, and once it casts its spell on Quil and Bailey they are drawn together in an unlikely friendship and their fight to save the shop from developers.' (Publication Summary)

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  • Also dyslexic edition
  • Also braille.
  • Also large print.
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Quiet Magic Fay Helfenbaum (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , May vol. 96 no. 4 2017; (p. 16)

'Emily Rodda's latest novel the Shop at Hooper's Bend is a return to the authors earlier books, where the magic is 'about following your instincts rather than fantasy realms.' (Introduction)

Quiet Magic Fay Helfenbaum (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , May vol. 96 no. 4 2017; (p. 16)

'Emily Rodda's latest novel the Shop at Hooper's Bend is a return to the authors earlier books, where the magic is 'about following your instincts rather than fantasy realms.' (Introduction)

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