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.
160 pages, black & white
Published: 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 10mm
Author(s): Rupert Kingfisher
Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles Paperback Book Edition by Rupert Kingfisher
Suggested Age Group(s): 5 to 8 year olds, 8 to 11 year olds,