Madame Badobedah and the Old Bones by Sophie Dahl ISBN:9781406384420

Madame Badobedah and the Old Bones by Sophie Dahl

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A timeless story for readers aged 5+ celebrating friendship, imagination and adventure, with exquisite illustrations, from a bestselling author.
Mabel lives with her parents in The Mermaid Hotel, by the sea. Mabel likes to keep an eye on the comings and goings of all the guests, particularly their most interesting guest and Mabel’s best friend, Madame Badobedah. Madame Badobedah has pirouetted through pyramids, skated across rivers, swum with mermaids and even helped a Triceratops with a toothache.
In this new adventure, the duo set off on a mission to the Natural History Museum. And, just maybe, they will meet a dinosaur along the way…

PRAISE FOR MADAME BADOBEDAH

“Illustrated with airy, light-hearted charm by Lauren O’Hara […] This longer-form picture book taps astutely into the imaginative life of an adventurous child, is lovely both the read and listen to.” The Guardian

“Swashbuckling and mysterious […] I can’t recommend it enough as a gift […] it’s a beautiful kids’ book” Dolly Alderton

“Any imaginative child will warm to this funny, touching story of lonely only child Mabel. Beautifully illustrated, this is a joyous debut.” The Daily Mail

“My favourite contemporary kids’ author” Evening Standard Magazine

“a playful and beguiling voice” The Observer

“Dahl’s engaging style – teamed with Lauren O’Hara’s gorgeous illustrations – make it a book to remember.” Press Association

“Innocence meets experience in this story that’s as beautifully illustrated as it is told.” i newspaper

“plenty of charm” The Daily Telegraph

“one of 2019’s most exciting and imaginative picture books […] Sophie Dahl’s debut for children is wonderfully eccentric and imaginative, and also tells a powerful tale of friendship […]The pictures are also a pure delight.” The Sun


About the Author:

Sophie Dahl is the bestselling author of four books for adults, and two for children. The Worst Sleepover in the World follows her children’s debut, the critically acclaimed, Madame Badobedah. Dahl has written non-fiction essays for US Vogue, Vogue, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. She has judged the Women’s prize for fiction and Vogue’s Young Talent Contest. She is also a contributing editor and monthly columnist at House and Garden magazine. Madame Badobedah, was nominated for a Greenaway Medal, selected as one of both The Guardian’s and The Sunday Times’s Children’s Books of the Year in 2019, and in the US it was awarded a Parent’s Choice Gold Award.
Lauren O’Hara is an illustrator from the north of England. As a child she loved reading fairy tales, painting insects and listening to her grandmother’s stories. She studied art and illustration at Kingston University and then designed window displays and props for films. Lauren’s career as an illustrator began when she and her sister Natalia worked together on a picture book, Hortense and the Shadow. This was published in 2017 and followed in 2018 by The Bandit Queen.

05 Oct 2023
 

Additional information

Format

Hardback

Genre

Picture storybooks

Readership Level

Children / Juvenile

ISBN

9781406384420

Author

Lauren O'Hara

Publication Date

05 Oct 2023

Madame Badobedah and the Old Bones by Sophie Dahl ISBN 9781406384420

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