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Nov 25 2010

Madame Pamplemousse and the Time-travelling Cafe by Rupert Kingfisher

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Bloomsbury, 2010. ISBN 978 1408800539.
Recommended for independent readers but it could be read to younger readers as well.
Girls will love Madame Pamplemousse and the Time-travelling Cafe. It is a quick moving story, full of time-travelling adventures but it doesn't lack description.
We meet Madeleine, Monsieur Moutarde, Madame Pamplemousse and a very human-like cat, called Camembert. The story is set in Paris where a nasty government is in charge. They want to tear down the historic buildings and replace them with modern shopping centres.
Monsieur Moutarde has created a time-travelling machine, Madeleine is threatened with children's prison in the past and Madame Pamplemousse is in the past somewhere.
Can they collect some very special ingredients to help them save Paris in time?
Kylie Kempster

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