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Tilly and the Lost Fairytales

(Pages & Co. #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  2,026 ratings  ·  327 reviews
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. The curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a series from a uniquely talented author.

Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and even talk to the characters she meets there. But Tilly’s powers are put to the test when fairytales start leaking book magic and causing havoc . . . 

On a wintery visit to Paris, Tilly and
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published September 19th 2019 by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
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Jennifer It was published in 2019 in the UK. The US hardback released in May 2020. I the US, paperbacks usually release a year after the hardback does. I check…moreIt was published in 2019 in the UK. The US hardback released in May 2020. I the US, paperbacks usually release a year after the hardback does. I checked my library supplier website for you and, as of October 2020, they are not showing a paperback version. So, check you favorite indie next spring!(less)

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Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I like this one more than the first book because it feels like the world is expanding and is starting to make a bit more sense as revelations begin to happen. Tilly is still a fun protagonist to follow (even though she comes across as a little naive at crucial moments in the story). The book wandering into fairy tales in this one was really interesting and I found myself wanting so much more of it and it didn’t feel like it was as much book wandering as the first book in the series, but ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, favourites
1.) Tilly and the Bookwanderers ★★★★★
2.) Tilly and the Lost Fairytales ★★★★★
3.) Tilly and the Map of Stories ★★★★★



"Find your own path! Don't just blindly follow the one laid out in front of you."

representation: POC rep (characters described (and illustrated) as having brown skin), dyslexia, brief mention of character who uses a wheelchair, bisexual side character.

[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of
Dannii Elle
This is the second instalment in the Pages and Co. series.

Tilly ventures far from her grandparents English book store and into the hidden passageways of the French Underlibrary. Along with best friend and fellow book wanderer, Oskar, she finds herself on more madcap adventures, unearths more mysteries to solve, and dives deep into the heart of numerous other stories as she learns more about her abilities and who exactly she is growing up to be.

I read the first series instalment right at the begi
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think I enjoyed this even more than the first book! Tilly has her mum back, but it's more complicated than expected. Her mother is having a hard time adjusting to being back in the real world, and to the fact that her baby is now eleven years old. Restrictive rules about book wandering have been put it place, and Tilly is struggling to figure out what the revelation of her fathers identity means for her.(view spoiler)
This time around,
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Tilly's my favvvvvvv. I loved that we branched out from the British perspective. I am ever so curious about the archivists now. I am concerned that the grown adults are so damn gullible in this story though... ...more
Marie the Librarian
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh I like this a lot! I just love the vibe and the world and everything really.
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
3 stars.

Like most second books in a series, this one felt a little like it was just for building the world and laying groundwork for the next book. I personally preferred the first book--this one was decent, just not one I really liked.

A book character is distorted by fire & turns into ashes (up to semi-detailed); There is a ceremony of a librarian having to give a drop of blood; An evil character tries to take Tilly’s blood; Tilly lies to and disobeys her grandparents (she feels gu
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This entire series is just wonderful. I absolutely adored the first book, so I was very excited to read this one and I wasn't disappointed. There were some aspects that were better executed in the first one I would say, because we spend a lot more time with the side characters and really get to know them. I also think the whole mystery plot is more captivating in the first book. However, the setting of this one is so whimsical - we jump from one fairytale to another, I kept wanting to read it an ...more
Melody Schwarting
This book makes me so mad. The sheer nerve of it, having an ending! And how in the world did Anna James have the audacity to publish these books after I grew up? Also, this series persists in being fictional. A travesty! I must speak to someone about this.

The Pages & Co. series is pure enjoyment for book lovers. Imagine a world where you can step into the pages of the books you read, and where your favorite characters can visit you. Bookwandering is not just a reader’s dream in this world—it is
Jun 17, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the first book in this series, but this one just bombed. Anna James' notion of people jumping in and out of books was super creative. In Book #2, things went massively sideways. Tilly turned into a petulant child: unwilling to listen to her mother and grandparents warnings. After some politics at the British Underlibrary resulted in the ousting of the former boss, her elected replacement kicks out Tilly's family. Tilly and her BFF Oskar head off to Paris to visit Oskar's relatives, where ...more
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I feel like I need to take a good five minutes to just talk about how stunning this naked hardcover is. I don't think I have ever enjoyed a naked cover as much as I have with this series. If you're going to pick up a book based purely on the cover then it's going to be this one because it is just stunning. Seriously. Just go and look at it. Also - the illustrations within the book are just as amazing... seriously go look at them!!

I am so glad to finally be back with Tilly and Oskar and the book
Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Although I loved the story in this one just as much as I did the first, I was incredibly disappointed by the ending.

This book was a major build up to the book to come but with nothing of its own being resolved.
Now, I'm all for cliffhangers, they make me all the more eager to read the next part of the story, but there needs to be at least some sort of peek before everything can settle down again, which I thought this book severely lacked. To many loose ends and too much gullibility for my liking
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This rating is based on my experience of listening to the audiobook version, which I slightly regret. For a start, the Pages & Co novels have beautiful illustrations that I missed out on. Secondly, although I have listened to other audiobooks that have been narrated by Aysha Kala and thought they were perfectly done, I had a few niggles with her narration this time (just little things, for example the grating American accent used for Anne Shirley when she crops up in one small scene). Thirdly, I ...more
Arybo ✨
But there is some truth in all stories. And our history is not just a foreign country, but a road to where we are today.
Annemieke / A Dance with Books
Tilly and the Lost Fairytales is the next installment to Pages & Co. One I was looking forward to immensely. 

In this book we get a little more into the political side of book wandering. I thought it was interesting to see how there were shown many variations. There is of course the club that wants everything to be super strict. Than there is the group, like Tilly's grandpa, who wants a looser reign but still have most book wanderes follow a set of rules, and there is a group that would prefer no
Cute. Sweet. A fun romp through the world of fairy tales. I do, however, think this book veers more toward being a children’s book than middle grade. For instance, the Percy Jackson books are in a completely different league, with much more complex themes and deeper character development, even in the first book. The Pages & Co. novels are breezier, more about tipping the hat to classic children’s tales while at the same time turning said stories on their heads. I love how this book in particular ...more
Tilly Pages and her best friend Oskar are off Bookwandering into the land of Fairy Tales, where they come across beloved fairy tale characters and ultimately find themselves at the heart of another mystery that raises the stakes and may alter the fabric of British Bookwandering forever.

I’ll say from the offset I wasn’t as enamoured with the follow up as I was the first book. The main reason being this doesn’t have as strong of a feel good nature throughout. This is because the story has shifted
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A truly magical bookish sequel that leads us further into the world of bookwanderers!

Full of adventure, twists and turns, this series is perfect for readers aged 10 and up who enjoy magical surrealism. If you've ever wanted to live in the stories you read, this beautiful series leads you through that magical idea whilst also introducing young readers to some older classic novels. Love it.
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and I want more, and I want it now. Sadly enough I’ll have to wait until the next book comes out, but I really want to know how the current affairs in the underlibrary are going to end.
Amelia Crider
Jun 02, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars - I loved Book #1 of this series. It was fun and magical, and everything I wished I could be and do. Sadly, this book fell a little short.

I love fairy tales, and I really enjoyed how they were incorporated in this book; however, a majority of this book was about bookwandering laws and politics, what should and shouldn't be allowed. I understand that stories are a great way to subtly share worldviews and philosophies with young readers, but I felt like some of the enjoyment of the stor
Odette Brethouwer
I finished this in one sitting yesterday and I honestly shred a tear because I finished it and now it's finished.

This is the sequel to my favorite bookish book and it is just as wonderful! I love the world Anna James creates and the adventures we get to go on with Tilly and Oskar. The illustrations are gorgeous as well.

I love this series with my whole heart, it is truly amazing. Oh and the books are gorgeous underneath the dust covers as well! (swipe for
Tanya Ball
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book about bookstore/library + Magic + Coming of Age = Pages & Co. series!

I think this month I will set a record for 5-star reviews!!

For those unfamiliar with the series, Pages & Co. follows Tilly, a young girl who lives with her grandparents. They own a bookshop. She begins to receive strange visits from individuals she has known all her life, but have never actually met! Turns out, she and her family have an extremely unique gift!

For those who have already read the first, this book picks up so
(Ellie) ReadtoRamble
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it

As soon as I finished the first book in the series, I purchased the second one and started it straight away. This book follows on from the events in book 1, and it's going to be hard to talk about it without spoiling you.

I loved this book, it's such a great book and all the references to books were amazing, especially because in this book, Tilly is trying to work out what is happening to fairy tales, and I love fairy tales.
The same characters that are in the first book are also in the
Reading Fury
Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even more dark than the first in the series, this installment takes on fairy tales, which historically actually have some dark beginnings and multiple versions. Many characters from book 1 return, including Oskar, Tilly's grandparents, and Anne of Green Gables. Tilly's archnemesis returns as well, but is he the only enemy? Unlike the Flavia de Luce series, which has Flavia grow and change over time, there is a sharp change in Tilly right away, and she is not a better character for it. In a bit o ...more
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scribd, fantasy
"Nooooooooooooooooooooo, how could you? what am i going to do now?" was my immediate response for something.
Now that i have sorted through that... boy this book was beyond magical, i mean i loved the 1st book but this ONE is beyond LOVE.... i just fell into the book, slowly absorbing the words, the magic and FRANCE..... the story has a fast pace with "Oh my god" and "are you for real" moments that will keep you reading till you hit the last the page.
Highly highly HIGHLY recommend this series.

Amélie Boucher
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I think I loved this one even more than the previous one! I loved seeing how the magic system is expanding and things are becoming a bit more political.

Once again, the atmosphere is one of this book's strengths. Not only are we getting the bookshop setting of Tilly and the Bookwanderers, but this book is set during Christmas time! It made me wish I could be curling up by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate while snow is falling down.

The ending made me both so mad and so excited.
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
oh my god i LOVE THIS SERIES! i really cannot express how much this takes me back to reading as a child; everything i read seemed overwhelmingly real and tangible when i was little, and this series reignites that feeling. i fiercely love alice in wonderland (who was featured in the first book) and i adore fairytales - the way they were used and distorted was so clever and done in a way the fairytales themselves would be proud to be a part of. i love that this book ended on a cliffhanger and with ...more
Shannon White
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have anxiously been waiting to read the second book in the Pages and Co. series and now I’m dying to read the third book, which comes out in the fall. For anyone who is a lover of books that are about books, libraries, or bookstores then this series is for you. As you read you will be transported along with Tilly and Oskar into some of your favorite childhood stories. This is the kind of book that helps you escape into another world, which is filled with a fun cast of characters and fellow boo ...more
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
such a quick and cute comforting read💫
Laura Hoffman Brauman
Tilly and Oskar continue their adventures wandering into books and discover that something is going wrong in fairy tales - characters are in the wrong stories, plot holes are appearing, and whole stories are disappearing from books. This series is charming and delightful - highly recommend.
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