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Sylvia Bishop - Author

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44 Tiny Secrets

44 Tiny Secrets

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

The first book in a heartwarming and timeless new series with a brave and spirited heroine, from the acclaimed duo behind THE BOOKSHOP GIRL. Betsy Bow-Linnet is determined to become a world famous concert pianist like her parents. There's just one problem: no matter how hard she practises she doesn't share their musical talents. So when a mysterious letter arrives from a woman claiming to know of an unusual Method that will make Betsy's playing 'stupendous', Betsy jumps at the chance. There's just one condition: she must keep the Method a secret. But it isn't just one secret - it's forty-four tiny secrets in the shape of a boxful of pygmy mice! Betsy is mystified - how are they going to help her play the piano and - more importantly - how on earth can she keep them all a secret? Gorgeously illustrated in two-colour, this is a warm, funny and pitch-perfect story about the true nature of family love and finding your real talents in the most unexpected of places. Perfect for fans of ISADORA MOON, AMELIA FANG, OTTOLINE and HARPER.

A Sea of Stories

A Sea of Stories

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A range of simple stories for new readers, with beautiful colour illustrations. Whenever Roo visits Grandpa, she loves exploring the seaside cove near his cottage. But on her latest stay, Grandpa explains that he can't go down there any more - the path is too steep and overgrown for him to manage. Instead Grandpa tells Roo the stories behind the many objects that fill his house. All of Grandpa's stories feature the cove and Roo realizes that now, even though they're so close to the sea, Grandpa is cut off from it. Is there anything she can do to bring Grandpa to the place he loves the most? An inspiring tale about the importance of sharing stories, by Sylvia Bishop, the author of ERICA'S ELEPHANT and THE BOOKSHOP GIRL.

Trouble in New York

Trouble in New York

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Jamie Creeden has always wanted to be a reporter - so when he is given a tour of the famous YORKER newspaper, he can't believe his luck. But a chance phone call draws him into the mystery of the missing actress. Soon Jamie, along with his new friends Eve and Rose, must navigate a tense world of infamous villains, double crosses and carefully planted clues - a world in which he can trust absolutely no one. He still longs to be on the front page - but at what cost? Set in 1960s New York, this is another beautifully written mystery from Sylvia Bishop, author of THE SECRET OF THE NIGHT TRAIN.

Das Madchen, das im Buchladen gefunden wurde

Das Madchen, das im Buchladen gefunden wurde

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2018

Ein warmherziges Familienabenteuer in der magischen Welt der BucherProperty ist ein ganz besonderes Madchen: Sie lebt in einem Buchladen. Als Kind wurde sie dort bei den Fundsachen entdeckt, und so wachst sie mitten unter Buchern bei Ladenbesitzerin Netty und deren Sohn Michael auf.Eines Tages gewinnt die Familie den tollsten Buchladen der Welt, Montgomerys Bucherparadies. Doch der Laden birgt ein Geheimnis, und nur Property kann der Sache auf die Spur kommen - denn niemand kennt sich so gut mit Buchern aus wie sie. Mit dem grummeligen Kater Gunther auf der Schulter (und manchmal auf dem Kopf) sturzt sie sich in ein turbulentes Abenteuer ...Phantasievoll, liebenswert, lustig, spannend - ein Buchabenteuer fur alle, die am liebsten im Lesesessel versinken oder heimlich unter der Bettdecke schmokernMit farbigem Vorsatzpapier und zauberhaften Illustrationen von Mila Marquis

The Secret of the Night Train

The Secret of the Night Train

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

One small girl - one BIG adventure. When Max is sent to Istanbul to stay with her boring Great Aunt-Elodie, little does she expect to be plunged into a thrilling night-time adventure across Europe. And when the mysterious Heartbreak Diamond goes missing, Max must find her feet in a whirling world of would-be diamond smugglers, thieves and undercover detectives. Will she discover the real diamond thief before they reach their destination? Or does the answer lie closer to home... Perfect for fans of THE WOLF WILDER and COGHEART, this is Sylvia Bishop writing at her quirky, brilliant best.

Der Elefant im Wohnzimmer

Der Elefant im Wohnzimmer

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

Herzerwarmend, lustig, liebevoll - eine Geschichte uber Mut und Freundschaft, uber kleine Zweibeiner und groe Vierbeiner, und daruber, was TORO alles bedeuten kann.Als Erica an ihrem Geburtstag aufwacht, steht ein trompetender Elefant vor der Tur. Mit einem Schreiben, das besagt, dass sie, Erica Perkins, von nun an seine rechtmaige Besitzerin sei. Schnell werden die beiden elefantendicke Freunde. Aber so ein Elefant im Reihenhaus verursacht einiges Chaos: zerbrochene Turrahmen, kaputte Treppenstufen, lautes Poltern und naturlich ein gelegentliches TORO. Schon bald erfahrt das Ministerium fur exotische Tiere und Hute davon. Wie kann Erica den Elefanten nur davor bewahren, im Zoo zu landen?Mit bezaubernden zweifarbigen Illustrationen von Lisa Hansch!Ubersetzt von der bekannten Kinderbuchautorin Sabine Ludwig!Bei Antolin gelistet!

The Bookshop Girl

The Bookshop Girl

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a whopper of a secret ... she can't actually read! So Property doesn't see the newspaper article announcing the chance to win the Montgomery Book Emporium, the biggest and most magnificent bookshop in the world! When her family win the competition, Property finds herself moving to the Emporium, a magical place filled with floor upon floor of books and a very bad-tempered cat. But all is not at it seems at the Emporium and soon Property Jones finds herself in a whole heap of trouble.

Erica's Elephant

Erica's Elephant

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

When Erica Perkins wakes up on the morning of her tenth birthday, the last thing she expects is to find a very confused elephant sitting on her doorstep. So begins an unlikely friendship. But can a small girl and a rather large elephant learn to live together in a tiny terraced house? And when the dastardly owner of the local zoo plots to steal the elephant, will Erica be able to outsmart him?

Erica's Elephant

Erica's Elephant

Author: Sylvia Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

When Erica Perkins wakes up on the morning of her 10th birthday, the last thing she expects is to find a very confused elephant sitting on her doorstep. So begins an unlikely friendship. But can a small girl and a rather large elephant learn to live together in a tiny terraced house? And when the dastardly owner of the local zoo plots to steal the elephant, will Erica be able to outsmart him?