Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles by Rupert Kingfisher

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Madame Pamplemousse is the story of Madeleine, forced to work in her unpleasant uncle's horrible restaurant, The Squealing Pig. By chance she comes across the most marvellous shop, run by Madame Pamplemousse, which is quiet, discreet, yet full of delicious and otherworldly ‘edibles' - Pterodactyl Bacon, Scorpion Tails in Smoked Garlic Oil, and Great Squid Tentacle in Jasmine-Scented Jelly. A quiet comradeship develops between Madeleine, Madame Pamplemousse, and Madame's cat, Camembert. And together they create some wonderful culinary magic. Exquisite, beautifully formed prose that has echoes of Angela Carter belies a narrative that is full of pace. A wonderful fairy tale that will appeal to both adults and children.
 

About Rupert Kingfisher

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Rupert Kingfisher studied Philosophy at Bristol University and Play Writing at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has had plays performed in Dublin, Edinburgh, London and on BBC Radio 4. His favorite authors as a child were Roald Dahl, Susan Cooper and Ursula le Guin.  He also loved French cartoon books such as Asterix and Tintin. It was on a family holiday to Paris that he first visited a bookshop dedicated to Tintin, and also ate anchovies for the first time. He says that both experiences were life-changing. Rupert lives in Middlesex. This is his first novel.  Sue Hellard has illustrated many bestselling picture books for children, including Princesses are not Quitters and Milo Mouse and the Scary Monster. Sue lives in London with an Abyssinian cat named Sushi and four guinea pigs named after artists. Her favorite things to eat are Japanese food and olives. 
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 145 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Madeleine comes across Madame Pamplemousse’s mysterious shop Edibles—cool, musty-smelling and full of such unusual supplies as salt-cured raptor tails and pâté of North Atlantic sea serpent with green peppercorn mustard—she unwittingly finds her place in the world, a place where cheeses seem...

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I first read this book to my seven year old at bedtime and she absolutely adored it - and so did I!.

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