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Noel De Madeleine (French Edition) by Ludwig…

Noel De Madeleine (French Edition) (original 1985; edition 2002)

by Ludwig Bemelmans (Author)

Series: Madeline (6)

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Title:Noel De Madeleine (French Edition)
Authors:Ludwig Bemelmans (Author)
Info:Kurtzman Sales Inc (2002), 30 pages
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Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans (1985)



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This book was wonderful to read. I love the Madeline series and have read them since I was little. In this story, it is almost Christmas time, and everyone gets sick including Miss Clavel except Madeline. She takes care of everyone and buys rugs from a rug merchant to keep their feet warm. The rug merchant then realizes that he should not have sold his rug and he gets sick on his way back to Madeline's house. He ended up being a magician and cleans the dishes and sends the girls on the magic rugs to their families for Christmas Day! ( )
  eritzmann | Mar 20, 2018 |
Madeline's Christmas is a pure delight. In this story, we see Madeline playing care taker since Ms. Clevel and the girls are all sick in bed at the boarding school on Christmas eve. Who knocks on the door late at night, but a carpet salesman who ends up being a magician. To reward Madeline for buying the last of his carpets, he uses his magic to help her with her chores and then fly Madeline and the girls off to their families via carpet for Christmas morning. Caring, Kindness, and Family are the real meaning of Christmas and life in general. That is clearly demonstrated in this story and done so beautifully. ( )
  Jacki_H | Dec 3, 2016 |
Another great story to read to children around Christmas! Madeline and the rest of the girls go on adventure and surprise their parents on Christmas day with the help of a rug merchant who happened to be a magician! Madeline and girls had a wonderful Christmas. ( )
  Alexgirl16 | Nov 4, 2016 |
What an utterly bizarre plot.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
This book was apart of a series. They all have different lessons to be learned through the stories of a orphan that is living in an all girls boarding school. She had come to the understand that she doesn't have a family to go home to. This one is Madeline is thinking of the people she loves and also helping the rug sales man that comes back because he is cold. I would recommend this book to students just to read for fun. ( )
  jforrest21 | Nov 12, 2014 |
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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring because of a nasty, contagious illness--even the mouse is in bed with a miserable cold. Only brave Madeline is up and about ... competently running the household until she hears a knock at the door--a visitor whom she suspects might be Santa Claus. Instead it is a magical-rug merchant, with 12 red carpets that Madeline thinks would be perfect for the 12 girls and "For our ice-cold in the morning feet." She procures a few francs from Miss Clavel and pays the merchant. Without his rugs, however, he is very chilly, and he feels quite silly for having sold them. He returns to the old house (still covered in vines), where Madeline helps him thaw out, and he works a little Christmas magic--sending the girls on cross-country carpet rides to surprise their parents. Of course, Miss Clavel's bell breaks the spell and they're all back in time to celebrate the New Year. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson

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With everyone else sick in bed with a cold on Christmas eve, it is up to Madeline to run the school and she finds a remarkable helper in a rug-selling magician.

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