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Pearl and Vally Cole live in a bookshop. And not just any bookshop. In 1893, Cole’s Book Arcade in Melbourne is the grandest bookshop in the world, brimming with every curiosity imaginable. Each day brings fresh delights for the siblings: voice-changing sweets, talking parrots, a new story written just for them by their eccentric father. When Pearl and Vally learn that Pa has risked the Arcade – and himself – in a shocking deal with…

The Coles family lived in the grandest bookshop, in 1893. This awe-inspiring book is about two children, Pearl and Valentine Cole. These two courageous children face seven challenges by the Obscurosmith, who made a deal with their Pa. Their Pa risked his life and the Arcade’s. As Pearl and Valentine face the challenges, their memories are being lost along the way. Nearly losing their siblings in the process, they are pressured on winning, because if they fail, they will lose the Arcade and Pa!

I LOVE this book! It has spectacular descriptions and character personalities!

Reviewed by Kenisha Year 7 Hillcrest Christian College