The Nowhere Emporium
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The shop from nowhere can appear at any time, in any city.
Its labyrinth of rooms contains wonders beyond belief.
But to enter you must pay a price.
When Daniel stumbles into the mysterious Nowhere Emporium in Glasgow, he opens the door to a world of breathtaking magic and looming danger.
'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.'
'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'
'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.'
'Whimsical and downright magical, a must for a middle grade fantasy fan.'
'This book gave me all the feels. I teared up, I laughed, I felt anxiety, I felt wonder...I LOVED IT. Books that make me feel actual things are the best kind of books [...] The Nowhere Emporium is a whimsical, enchanting read with orphan boys, girls that aren't quite ghosts, dueling magicians and a shop of wonders. All those wonderful things held together by delectable writing, an excellent plot and extraordinary friendships provide for an enchanting read. I hope that you'll pick this up and give it a read, as it's truly proof that books are kind of magical portal.'
The Kelpies team are all thrilled to announce that Ross MacKenzie’s dazzling novel The Nowhere Emporium has won Best Story in this year’s the Blue Pet …read more >