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The Resource Madame Badobedah, Sophie Dahl ; illustrated by Lauren O'Hara

Madame Badobedah, Sophie Dahl ; illustrated by Lauren O'Hara

Label
Madame Badobedah
Title
Madame Badobedah
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Dahl ; illustrated by Lauren O'Hara
Title variation
Madame Badobedah
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who is Madame Badobedah? Mabel sets out to prove that an eccentric new hotel guest is really a supervillain in this witty 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, Sophie Dahl adds her talented voice to a grand tradition of books that celebrate the alliance of the old and young in the face of humdrum adults, while Lauren O'Hara's illustrations are as packed with intriguing details as Madame Badobedah's suitcases
Summary
A timeless story celebrating friendship and imagination, from an exciting new voice in children's literature. 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. Then one day a particularly in-ter-est-ing old lady comes to stay. There is something very suspicious about her, with her growly voice and her heavy trunks and her beady-eyed tortoise. And why does no one know her REAL name? There can only be one answer, Mabel decides, this guest is a SUPERVILLAIN. But even supervillains have a soft side, and as an unlikely friendship grows between the pair, their fantastical exploits take them well beyond the corridors of their seaside home.
Tone
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10807005
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dahl, Sophie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
4-8 years
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Hara, Lauren,
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Friendship
  • Hotels
  • Families
  • Imagination
  • Hotels
  • Friendship
  • Neighbors
  • Imagination
  • Children's stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Madame Badobedah, Sophie Dahl ; illustrated by Lauren O'Hara
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066107546
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
54 pages
Isbn
9781406384406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112384887
Label
Madame Badobedah, Sophie Dahl ; illustrated by Lauren O'Hara
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066107546
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
54 pages
Isbn
9781406384406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112384887

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