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The Bubblegum Tree

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Billy, Nicola and Mr Gopal are off to India in a flying boat to solve a baffling mystery! The gum that comes from the wonderful bubblegum trees that grow in the Indian jungle has not been delivered for two months. Without this secret ingredient, there'll be no more Gopal's Best Pink Bubblegum, and even more importantly, no more Bubblegummies - the people who live in the ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Bloomsbury Publishing (first published June 1996)
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Liliana
Dec 18, 2014 Liliana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-it, have-read-it
This was a nice quick read that a read in the holidays and really enjoyed it
Jen
Sep 05, 2014 Jen rated it liked it
a great little story about the destruction of the forest, the home of the 'bubblegummies'.

A quick read, however some of the ways in which the language is used is more complex than the length of the book may suggest. A good book for Lower high school children with a lower reading age or need for a shorter story. Some of the story is a bit scary for younger children, but there is a happy ending.

The country that it is set in is never disclosed so you can assume it is where you are. The characters t
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Quite liked this book. Very well written - I was constantly taking notes on how a children's book that involves themes such as conservation, exotic places, travel and lots of irreverence should be written. It's got all that British quirkiness without any of the colonial luggage.
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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what ...more
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