Madame Badobedah

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Walker Books Us
Publish Date
Pages
56
Dimensions
8.5 X 11.5 X 0.5 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781536210224
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About the Author

Sophie Dahl is an internationally best-selling novelist, cookbook writer, and essayist. This is her first book for children. She lives in England.

Lauren O'Hara is the illustrator of Hortense and the Shadow and The Bandit Queen. She lives in a converted church in Dublin, Ireland.

Reviews

Dahl's voice for Mabel is young and amusingly opinionated. O'Hara's watercolor illustrations have a retro feel, with lighthearted views of the seaside hotel, Mabel and Madame--and some mermaids...The appeal of Mabel's fanciful take on the older woman's past grows along with their friendship, transforming the poignancy and losses of old age into something sweetly adventuresome and glamorous. A warmhearted tale of intergenerational connection.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Mabel is surprised when Madame Badobedah invites her in for tea, and a friendship begins between the two. Their imagined adventures and histories give way to confessions of truths and secrets, all of which play out in the glorious watercolor illustrations, shimmering with beachy hues, whimsy, and enchanting details. Youngsters ready for longer stories should pack their bags for the Mermaid Hotel without delay.
--Booklist (starred review)