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Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams by Victoria Wiliamson

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Length: 214 Pages

Published: 11th May 2




In a strange little village called Witchetty Hollow, eleven-year-old Florizel is the first to run into the curious visitors who've come to open a brand new Daydream Delicatessen and sack-baby factory.

At first, it seems the daydream confection and cheap sack children are the best things that could have happened to the poor folk of the Hollow - after all, who has the money to rent their child from Storkhouse Services these days? But after a few weeks, Florizel starts to notice something odd happening to the adults of the town. First, they seem dreamy, then they lose all interest in their jobs and families. Soon they're trading all their worldly goods in the newly-opened Pawnshop for money to buy daydreams. With no money for rent payments, the children of Witchetty Hollow are being reclaimed by Storkhouse Services at an alarming rate. Florizel needs to act.

A magical tale of intrigue and adventure from award-winning children's author Victoria Williamson

About the Author

Victoria Williamson grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, and has worked as an educator in a number of different countries, including as an English teacher in China, a secondary science teacher in Cameroon, and a teacher trainer in Malawi.

As well as degrees in Physics and Mandarin Chinese, she has completed a Masters degree in Special Needs in Education. In the UK she works as a primary school special needs teacher, working with children with a range of additional support needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, physical disabilities and behavioural problems.

She is currently working as a full time writer of Middle Grade and YA contemporary fiction, science fiction and fantasy, with a focus on creating diverse characters reflecting the many cultural backgrounds and special needs of the children she has worked with, and building inclusive worlds where all children can see a reflection of themselves in heroic roles.

Victoria’s experiences teaching young children in a school with many families seeking asylum inspired her debut novel, The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, an uplifting tale of redemption and unlikely friendship between Glaswegian bully Caylin and Syrian refugee Reema.

Twenty percent of her author royalties for The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle are donated to the Scottish Refugee Council.

You can find out more about Victoria's books, school visits and upcoming events on her website:

First off I really need to say is OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGG. Now that I have that out of my system I now can talk about this amazing book.

Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams is a deliciously dark story where the world building and character building is top tier thanks to Victoria's amazing writing. Our main characters are Florizel who is a a very plucky young girl which is shown in the first scenes of the book and Burble because everyone should have a Burble in their life.

The book is made even more darker and atmospheric by the wonderful illustrations and the it is like a marriage made in heaven.

I could go on and on about this book but I won't as you will really enjoy it but what I will say is I loved how Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams had morals at the end.

For all the above reasons I am giving Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams 5 Massive Stars

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