Movies Showing Nowhere (Paperback)
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Movies Showing Nowhere (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 04/04/2024
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Luminous and full of cinematic wonder, this twisty and enchanting time-travelling tale finds a lonely teenager's life change as she receives a mysterious invitation to an abandoned movie theatre housing a very special screen.

On the day Cate came into the world, her mum left it. Her dad is often distant and silent, so she keeps herself entertained with kung fu films, her pet rabbit and her photography. Then one afternoon Cate receives a mysterious invitation to an abandoned cinema, and everything changes.

Soon Cate meets the peculiar Mrs Kano and discovers a most unusual kind of movie screen - the kind that lets you step through it into a memory. So begins a wonder-filled adventure through time that will teach Cate the true meaning of love, loss and learning to let go.

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782694106
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


Easily the best book I've read all year. There are plenty of stories about time travel, but few pack the emotional punch of this - The Times, Book of the Summer

One of those special "children's" books that I'd encourage anybody to read... There are other time-travelling tales that deal with similar themes but few pack this kind of punch... It's breathtakingly good - Children's Book of the Week, The Times

Strikingly original... A sensational book... The final, emotional twist is like a kick in the solar plexus... but in a good way - Guardian

This book is GENIUS. Brilliant, beautiful and breathtakingly original - Sophie Anderson

A beautiful, twisty, time-travelling tale that covers grief and how we cherish life in a brilliantly woven plot. (And what an ending ??) - Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy

Movies Showing Nowhere is a beguiling gem of a book. It pulls you in with its mysterious, time-bending twists and leaves you contemplating both the power of memory and the opportunities we all have to repair the present. I was charmed by this sensitive and enchanting story. - Ben Guterson, author of The Winterhouse Trilogy

Emotionally impactful and incredibly wise... A stunning achievement whose message will stay with the reader after they have turned the final page - Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

A mind-blowing time-travel novel... It's astoundingly good, full of humour and wisdom - Sarah Webb, author of 'Ask Amy Green'

He captures the reader from page 1 with this highly original, filmic novel - Het Parool

An instant classic that will effortlessly stand the test of time - Lookie Books and More

An imaginative, riveting and moving story - Dutch Library Association

Goldewijk doesn't just challenge his readers to look at things in a new way, he is also confident that they will be able to do so - Het Nieuwsblad

What an incredibly beautiful, moving and honest book - Books & Machiatos

An admirably cleverly conceived, compelling and beautiful story [...] Goldewijk reimagines the concept of time travel in a fantastically original way - Trouw

For everyone who misses someone, or would like to go back in time. And for anyone who loves an exciting story. Read. This. Book. - Kevin Hassing, Hebban

Moving, thought-provoking and wonderfully imaginative... The complex relationship between Cate and her father is beautifully explored - Booktrust

A gem of a story... An original concept, expertly told, with a memorable main character - Broadening the Bookshelf

Combines light humour, adventure and the powerful emotions of loss and grief... Stunning - Outside in World

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“Smart time-travel adventure with a lot of heart”

This is a charming, magical read - feels like a nice translation as well. It's endearing, with a lot of heart. Cate is an admirable but still relatable protagonist - she's plucky and independent but still... More

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“What’s NOT to LOVE? Just bring your own popcorn!”

Movies showing nowhere
By Yorick Goldewijk
Published by Pushkin Children's Books

This original, time-travelling adventure tells the tale of Cate and her family.
Full of twists and turns which made me... More

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“A brilliantly crafted, incredibly tender story.”

Thank you to Bounce for the chance to read an advance copy of this book. I love a fast-paced, original, middle-grade novel and this one was excellent.
The story deals with grief and loss, honestly and carefully. It... More

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