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Madame Pamplemousse and the Enchanted Sweet Shop by Rupert Kingfisher
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408805060

Madeleine is Paris's new gastronomic star. She is very popular at school but she is sad as the new girl Mirabelle is really mean to her. Madeleine meets Madame Bonbon whose chocolates have a bewitching effect - at first making her feel more able to cope with the bullying but later leading her into a strange and alarming world. Is Madame Bonbon the kind person she at first seems? And will Madeleine's friends Madame Pamplemousse and Camembert the cat be able to rescue her? This is a beautifully written story, the latest in an amazing series. The warm and wonderful descriptions of Madame Pamplemousse's magical world of food and friends are truly captivating.

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The Shamanís Secret by Natasha Narayan
Quercus Books ISBN 9781849165556

After her last adventure, Kit Salter is left in a coma. Her friends set sail with her from China and, having heard of someone who can possibly help her, head for San Francisco. As soon as she awakes from the coma, Kit finds she is victim to an evil curse so once again her life is threatened. The villainous Cyril Baker now offers help but can Kit trust him? Their journey leads into the dangerous Wild West with its mysterious and ruthless outlaws. Will they survive? This book is thrilling and full of suspense. It is action-packed and is sure to be enjoyed by boys and girls alike.

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