A whimsical delight, crafted with quirkiness and a touch of classic charm The Joneses have just won the Great Montgomery Book Emporium in a contest, and it's every book lover's dream The pull of a lever calls forth a room full of marvelous wonders--from the Room of Woodland tales with its squirrels and mice, to the rocket ship in the Room of Space Adventures, and the aquarium ceiling in the Room of Ocean Tales. But there is more to the Emporium than its thousands of books in extravagant displays. In fact, the previous owner is hiding something that could destroy absolutely everything for the Joneses. Property Jones has a whopper of a secret too--and it might just be the key to saving her family and their bookshop from the clutches of a nasty villain. Sylvia Bishop's exceptional and fantastical U.S. debut features a cast of memorable, quirky characters, including the resourceful Property Jones herself and her cantankerous kitten side-kick, beautiful descriptions of the tactile pleasures of books, and the magical transporting quality bookstores can have for readers.