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The Shop at Hoopers Bend / Emily Rodda.

By: Rodda, Emily [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 245 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781460753668; 1460753666.Subject(s): School camps -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: 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 Hoopers 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 Hoopers Bend to check out the shop that has been left to her by an uncle. There is something magical about the shop at Hoopers 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'RODDA IS A MASTER STORYTELLER . . . THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL, COMPELLING STORY'
-- Books+Publishing , four stars

When Quil Medway gets on the train, she thinks she knows where and howher journey will end. At camp. With another school holiday spent surrounded bypeople, but feeling alone.

Quil doesn't know how wrong she is. She doesn't know anything about theshop at Hoopers Bend. Or a bitter, prickly woman called Bailey Or a littleblack and white dog who at this very moment is chewing through a rope so he'll be free to answer a call that only he can hear.

She doesn't know about the magic.

But it won't be long now ...

From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, this is a story about coming home when you didn't even know that was where you belonged.


MORE PRAISE

' The Shop at Hoopers Bend is a satisfying read for both young and old, with its timeless tale about new life, new hope and new beginnings. Recommended for 9 years and up.' - Reading Time


AWARDS

Shortlisted - WA Young Readers Book Awards

Shortlisted - 2017 Aurealis Awards

Shortlisted - 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted - 2018 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted - 2018 Queensland Literary Awards

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 Hoopers 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 Hoopers Bend to check out the shop that has been left to her by an uncle. There is something magical about the shop at Hoopers 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.

For primary school age.