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Head of Zeus
Bridget Vanderpuff and the Baked Escape by 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.

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children’s Fiction
08 Jun 2023 * 250pp * £6.99 * 9781804549070

Martin Stewart

Martin Stewart
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

David Habben
David Habben is an illustrator and fine artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Insta: @habben_illustration