Ross MacKenzie

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The Nowhere Emporium

Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2016 and the Blue Peter Book Award 2016
book | Fiction | Mar 2015
UK & Comm → Floris Books (Ed. Sarah Stuart)
'Did you hear? It appeared from nowhere! It sits between the Butcher's and the Ironmonger's...'
'Yesterday there were only four shops in the row. Today there are five!'
'It's built from brick the colour of midnight, and it shimmers strangely in the light...'

When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium lands 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 travels the world, learning 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?  


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Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for The Nowhere Emporium

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Verlag Freies Geistesleben & Urachhaus GmbH
Rizzoli Editore
Domingo Yayinlari
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MacKenzie takes us on a magical, mystical, imaginative journey that I just didn't want to end. 

Sally Smith

This sparkling fantasy adventure is a glorious hymn to the powers of the imagination... Mackenzie creates a dazzling fantasy world, so engaging and vivid it reminds one of Cornelia Funke’s books.

Andrea Reece
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