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Madeline (1939)

by Ludwig Bemelmans

Series: Madeline (1)

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Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

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A picture that depicts a young school girl in Paris. The illustrations convey cultural landscapes and a feel of what is French compared to American. All told with a and illustrated with the view of Madeline.
  lmannsch | Jul 17, 2022 |
Spanish, France
  NaoSoto | Jun 14, 2022 |
A great children's book ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
My son also loved the Madeline series. We read this during potty training. ( )
  AngelaLam | Feb 8, 2022 |
A rhyming story about a young girl in a boarding school that has her appendix removed.
  Lou_Sanz | Jul 15, 2021 |
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In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.
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Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

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Bemelmans' rhythmic rhymes make this book a great one for a readaloud with preschoolers or primary-age children. The story is suspenseful enough to be interesting, but not too scary; the illustrations (mainly in tones of yellow) not only support the story, but also offer a view of Paris. A list at the end of the book identifies the Paris locations that are illustrated.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

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