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Madame Badobedah
Dahl, Sophie, 1977- author.
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books US, 2020.

Physical Description:
50 pages ; color illustrations ; 30 cm
Who is Madame Badobedah? Mabel sets out to prove that an eccentric new hotel guest is really a supervillain in this storybook about an intergenerational friendship. There's a strange new guest at the Mermaid Hotel - a very old lady with a growly voice, bags stuffed with jewelry and coins and curiosities, and a beady-eyed pet tortoise. Mabel, whose parents run the hotel, is suspicious. Who is this Madame Badobedah (it rhymes with Oo-la-la) who has come to stay indefinitely and never has any visitors? To find out, Mabel puts on her spy costume and observes the new guest. Conclusion? She must be a secret supervillain hiding out from the law. The grown-ups think Madame Badobedah is a bit rude - and sad - but when she invites dahlink Mabel for a cup of forbidden tea and a game of pirates, the two begin a series of imaginary adventures together, and Mabel realizes that first impressions can sometimes be very wrong. Conjuring two quirky heroines that young readers will love, the author adds to a grand tradition of books that celebrate the alliance of the old and young in the face of humdrum adults, while the illustrations are packed with intriguing details - just like Madame Badobedah's suitcases.
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