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The Shop at Hoopers Bend - Emily Rodda

The Shop at Hoopers Bend

Paperback Published: 24th July 2017
ISBN: 9781460753668
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 9+ years old

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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 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.

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.

Awesome story, I loved every aspect of it!


I read about the writer in our local paper and got interested in this book as it plays in our area and I know of a building that resembles the one in the book closely. I don't mind at all it's a childrens book, in fact I enjoyed it enormously! I love the writers style, it doesn't sound childishly and I think she actually brings up issues that interest children and adults alike. She has quite a refined and sharp perspective on things and peoples characters. I would recommend this book to anyone!



A pleasant Surprise


I purchased this book in an airport bookstore with the intent of keeping me occupied whilst on my flight home. What I got was an amazing story, very engaging and beautifully written. Being an Australian I was trying to work out where this was set knowing some of the locations mentioned. I recommend this book to ANYONE who is a lover of fiction, Australian Authors and engaging stories. YOU NEED THIS BOOK!!!

Brisbane Qld




My 10 year old loved this book!

Melbourne, Australia


The Shop at Hoopers Bend

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ISBN: 9781460753668
ISBN-10: 1460753666
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24th July 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.18

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Emily Rodda

About the Author

Emily Rodda is one of Australia's most successful, popular and versatile writers, who has won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for a record five times.

A former editor of The Women's Weekly, Emily is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her children's books, for a range of ages and genres, exhibit a mastery of plot and character.

Amongst her many books, she has written Crumbs!, Finders Keepers and The Timekeeper (both serialised for television); Rowan of Rin; Rowan and the Travellers; Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal; Rowan and the Zebak and Rowan of the Bukshah, all published by Omnibus Books. Rowan of Rin was the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the year for Younger Readers in 1994. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal was short-listed for the 1997 Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers.

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