The Nowhere Emporium (Nowhere Emporium #1)

Author(s): Ross MacKenzie

Junior Fiction

Winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award 2016 and the Scottish Children's Book Award 2016, and the North East Book Award 2015 (so far...). When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble. Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever? Ross MacKenzie unleashes a riot of imagination, colour and fantasy in this astonishing adventure, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke and Neil Gaiman.


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Winner of Scottish Children's Book Awards: Younger Readers 2016 and Blue Peter Book Award: Best Story 2016.

'I've just finished reading 'The Nowhere Emporium'by Ross MacKenzie and loved it! Perfect for fans who love magic and Harry Potter so another winner from Kelpies :-) It's my new favourite to hand sell!' -- Sharleene Creasey, Seven Stories bookshop *** 'The author will dazzle you and entice you to feast your imagination on the story ahead.' -- Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books *** 'The Nowhere Emporium is an absolute delight to read from the very first moment. Mackenzie has created a sumptuous, sparkling world that any reader will be loathe to leave... reads like The Night Circus for children and will leave the reader with a similar sense of having just read a very special book indeed.' -- welovethisbook *** 'Mackenzie creates a dazzling fantasy world, so engaging and vivid it reminds one of Cornelia Funke's books. Young readers -- particularly those who like making up stories themselves -- will be entranced.' -- Andrea Reece, lovereading4kids *** 'An amazing book filled with magic and excitement. If you like Harry Potter and Dr Who, you will love this!' --Tomasz, age 9, lovereading4kids *** '...a cracking good story with convincingly elaborated magical elements and characters that are clearly drawn, and it keeps you turning the page. If teachers still read books to their class, as they should, this is one that will have top juniors on the edge of their seats.' (4 stars) -- Books for Keeps *** 'The Nowhere Emporium is a real treat for anyone with an imagination. It is a rare gift to be able to write a book which not only takes you on a romp of an adventure, where real life and fantasy collide but where the reader's own imagination becomes a boundless and seamless part of the story. This is Ross Mackenzie at his best. What adventure will be next for Daniel?' -- Elaine Clarke, Junior School Teacher, George Heriots School *** '...this a book that knows how to make you feel, think, to care, to want more. It is a story that stays with you once you put it down, makes you worry about the characters when you are not reading, and makes you imagine how they lived their lives after that last sentence. And that is when you know you have something special!' -- Midnight Readers blogspot *** 'This is a delightful book, a joy of a book, a veritable feast for the imagination ... the characters', the author's and, of course, the reader's. As such it is a wonderful thing in its own right. It is well worth a place on any child's shelves and the deserved successor of many older classics of the genre.' --Gordon Askew, magicfictionsincepotter blogspot *** 'Best book I've ever read' --9yo boy, Toppsta 'As you read the story it feels like it's pulling you in bit by bit and it keeps you excited ... I enjoyed every moment and didn't expect what happens in the end.' -- Joseph, age 8, National Geographic Kids *** 'Well imagined, well written with hints of deeper stories for all the characters that keep the pages turning.' --Willow Creek Composite High School Library *** 'Ross Mackenzie shows a delightful breadth of imagination' --Serendipity Reviews *** 'some beautifully new and adventurous ideas.' --Gabby Reviews Books Blog *** 'A wonderfully fun read. I know young readers will enjoy this great book.' --Kinkade ECS Library *** 'I really enjoyed this book. It is a wonderful mix of fantasy and a classic tale of finding out where you belong and who you are.' Netgalley, Librarian

Ross MacKenzie is the author of The Nowhere Emporium, winner of the Blue Peter Award and the Scottish Children's Book Award. He lives in Renfrew, where he grew up, with his wife and two daughters, but spends much of his time in another world.

General Fields

  • : 9781782501251
  • : Floris Books
  • : Kelpies
  • : 0.292
  • : March 2015
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ross MacKenzie
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 288