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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline (original 1939; edition 1977)

by Ludwig Bemelmans (Author)

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.
Authors:Ludwig Bemelmans (Author)
Info:Puffin (1977), Edition: New Edition, 48 pages
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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (1939)


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I read this book until the pages fell out as a child. Reading it again as an adult, it had the same enchanting effect. The illistrations are simple and minimalist, but beautiful and well suited to the literature. Madeline is small, but brave, and strong. She is admired by others for her individuality and is a role model to young girls to be themselves, be brave, and to have fun! ( )
  mercedesgrace | Sep 22, 2020 |
Enjoyed it as much as I did as a child. Looking forward to reading Camila the sequels, too. ( )
  DKnight0918 | Sep 12, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
My three year old granddaughter is enchanted by this book. I believe it's the combination of a lilting text with rhymes, the personality of little Madeline that shines through well, and the drama of an operation that turns out all right. ( )
  Grandma_B | Jul 26, 2020 |
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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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