Chop Chop, Mad Cap!

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‘MAD CAP SOLVES ALL YOUR PROBLEMS AND MYSTERIES: MISSING CATS, TRICKY MATHS, BIG BULLIES, MUSHY PEAS … YOU NAME IT, SHE’S ONTO IT!’ Madgie M. Cappock and her friend Norbert make up the Rent-a-Hero agency and it’s their job to figure out the mystery of the missing butcher, the evil cat and the weird old lady across the road.

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Meet Madgie M. Cappock, also known as Mad Cap, of the Rent-a-Hero agency – no job too big or small.

In this, the first book in the Mad Cap series, Madgie and her partner in crime Norbert Soup follow a series of clues to solve a mystery involving a missing butcher, an evil cat and weird old Mrs Mudrick across the road, who seems to have it in for them. On top of all this, Madgie’s mum’s been acting really strangely and – wait, why is Norbert wearing a giant yellow bunny suit?

Can the young superheroes figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?

Mad Cap forever and beyond!

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‘… a really fun, light-hearted, wacky read’ Sunday Independent
‘… its zany capers will amuse readers of eight plus.’ Sarah Webb, Irish Independent
‘… a gentle tale, with many of the elements of a traditional mystery adventure. It should appeal to girls and boys alike who fancy themselves as young detectives …’ Inis magazine
‘Lively illustrations make this wacky debut appeal to Clarice Bean and Judy Moody nuts.’ Primary Times
‘… this book takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of Barnaby Street. The bold graphic quality of the illustrations captures the ups and downs of the lovable heroine and her imaginative escapades.’ Bookfest 2012Recommended Reads Age 9-11
‘Chop-chop, Mad Cap! is the first book in the Mad Cap series. It is written by a French author living in Dublin, who has completely captured her adopted language and humour. The plot is fun, silly and hilarious. … it is written with an incredibly funny sense of humour. It is a book that will appeal equally to boys and girls …’ The School Librarian

About Juliette Saumande

Juliette is writer of children\'s books. She is also French. That means:• she knows two hundred and thirty one words for ‘cheese’ (and a few more for ‘smelly’);• she speaks French to her two cats (though they usually pretend to only understand English) and• she believes warm summers are for real, somewhere.Now, though, she lives in Dublin where she has learned:• two hundred and thirty one words for ‘rain’;• the art of climbing on the top deck of the 40 bus and• the delights of toasted sandwiches.She’s written a good number of picturebooks for younger children in French (because she can) and she’s also translated books for young and younger people. You can have a look at her website or her blog if you want. Chop, Chop, Madcap is her first children\'s book written directly in English (because she also can).Juliette lives with her better, more bearded half and her Best Boy and French Lady. She loves liquorice, but she thinks Crunchies should be banned and their recipe thrown into a bottomless chasm. She also loves children\'s books, even the ones she didn\'t write herself. She wishes you a good day.

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