Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
Phone: (818) 248-9668
PRE-COVID HOURS - please call or check at top of website for current hours
Sunday & Monday: 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Email the owner, Maureen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to America's Oldest Children's Bookstore:
Located where the 2 and the 210 freeways meet, get directions below on the map.
Parking in Montrose Shopping Park:
There is a large FREE parking lot off Florencita Dr. as well as metered parking along Honolulu Ave. and Montrose Ave. We are always happy to give change for the meters!
This young adult historical fiction packs an absolutely powerful punch and it absolutely blew me away. It is ENORMOUSLY FUN to read, and it’s rich with juicy historical goodness, from the locations to the language used to the many chaotic adventures our characters get wrapped up in. The story introduces Monty, a young British lord being groomed to grow up as a gentleman, but to absolutely no avail. Before he takes over his family’s estate (much to his father’s chagrin), Monty embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend (whom he’s disastrously in love with), and his sister, but they end up on a whirlwind manhunt across Europe that leaves behind everything they knew before! Full of mayhem and mystery and written with such wit, this book is also balanced with commentary about many historical prejudices involving race, sexuality, and physical ability that persisted in history.
Fall in love with their story, and be sure not to miss the sequel, Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!
(Young Adult Historical Fiction and Romance, Ages 16+) - reviewed by Isabel