Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) (www.madeline.com), a painter, illustrator, and writer for both children and adults, originally published Madeline in 1939. It lives on today, along with Caldecott Medal winner Madeline's Rescue, as a seminal picture book in children's literature. Ludwig Bemelmans' grandson, John Bemelmans Marciano, carries on his grandfather's legacy and has written and illustrated four books about Madeline of his own, including Madeline and the Old House in Parisand Madeline at the White House.
'In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...' The small but feisty heroine, Madeline, and her charming Parisian world have been loved by children and adults alike for seventy years.
It's Christmas Eve, and Miss Clavel and her charges are all in bed with colds. All except Madeline, who answers the door to a rug-seller. But when she discovers that the rug-seller is also a magician, the little girls are whisked away on a magic Christmas carpet ride!
A single-volume anthology of all the classic Madeline adventures includes the Caldecott Honor-winning original story from 1939 as well as its five sequels and is complemented by an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen and an author essay about how he invented his beloved character.
'In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...' Pepito lives next door to Madeline and her friends. When he moves to London, he pines for the twelve little girls terribly. So Miss Clavel and her charges pay him a visit in London...and come home with a new friend!
It's playtime with Madeline!
This fun-filled collection of reusable stickers, simple puzzles, and pictures to color features Madeline, Pepito, and other beloved Ludwig Bemelmans characters as they frolic in scenic Paris. Gatefold flaps on the front and back covers unfold to reveal full-color, glossy spreads where young readers can creatively place their reusable vinyl stickers.
The Madeline books are among the most honored children's books of all time. Join Madeline in another adventure when she and Pepito run off to join the carnival with a band of traveling gypsies! At first they're having the time of their lives?they don't have to go to school, brush their teeth, or ever go to sleep. But soon Madeline and Pepito start to feel homesick. Leave it to clever Miss Clavel...
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