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08 Jun 2023 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781804549070

A new series about Bridget Vanderpuff, self-styled Sherlock sleuth and inventor extraordinaire, and her benefactor Mr Vanderpuff, baker of wonders. Full of mystery, adventure, villains, inventions and lots of cake.

Fiction / YFC (Children’s Fiction)
Extent: 250 pages  Illus: 50 integrated b&w
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Also by Martin Stewart
Bridget Vanderpuff and the Baked Escapeby Martin Stewart, illustrated by David Habben

The first in a new hilariously madcap series about Bridget Vanderpuff, whipsmart inventor and amateur sleuth with a taste for adventure. It's a recipe for fun with mystery, villainy, cake and sprinkles of silliness, heart and hope.

Bridget Baxter is the very last orphan at the Orphanage for Errant Childs, left at the mercy of the awful Miss Acrid and her foul-smelling fish sandwiches. Miss Acrid's mission is to make Bridget's life a misery. But Bridget is more than a match for her.

When kindly Mr Vanderpuff arrives at the Orphanage in search of a child to care for, Bridget thinks her luck has finally turned. Mr Vanderpuff is the village baker, and his shop is a world of wonders. But they soon discover that Bridget is absolutely terrible at baking. When Miss Acrid returns for the ultimate revenge, Bridget must open the Locked and Secret Door, navigate Miss Acrid's spiderweb of booby traps and use her unique baking skills to save herself – and Mr Vanderpuff – from certain disaster.

Join Bridget as she dons her chef whites and gets the kwassongs at the ready... Baking isn't such a piece of cake.

Martin Stewart is a prizewinning Scottish author and former secondary school English teacher who likes to eat a lot of cake. Twitter @martinjstewart
David Habben is an illustrator and fine artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Insta: @habben_illustration

A wildly inventive, commercial new 8+ series set in the magical village of Belle-on-Sea, with globe-trotting culinary adventures planned and ready-made marketing potential, appealing to both girls and boys.

Ambitious series launch firmly establishing Bridget Vanderpuff as a new character-leading brand.

Former teacher, well-connected on the library and schools circuit.

Adventure 2, Bridget Vanderpuff and the Ghost Train is coming October 2023.

MARKET: Lemony Snickett; Matilda by Roald Dahl; Bake Off.

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